Some Democratic House members attempted to object to some states Electoral College votes to protest the election results, NBC News reports.
The senator was re-elected Wednesday as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, a high-ranking Republican leadership post.
Led by Civil Rights veteran Rep. John Lewis, House Democrats are trying to force a vote on gun control, NBC News reports.
Senator Shelby defended his vote against a bill that would have allowed the Justice Department to block firearm sales to suspected terrorists.
Plans to avert a shutdown began taking shape, but it was still far from certain whether a dispute over Planned Parenthood could be overcome.
Sen. Ted Cruz talks and talks and talks about his opposition to Obamacare, and his love for "Green Eggs and Ham."