Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee exploited Senate rules to delay until Wednesday a vote on Senator Jeff Sessions' nomination to be attorney general.
The panel members would not be members of Congress.
A member of Congress needs at least one U.S. senator to back the objection and suspend the joint session.
Democrats demanded an ethics probe into Tom Price following a report that Price traded in healthcare company stock while pushing legislation in Congress that could affect those shares.
The New York senator opens Congress with fiery speech, challenging the incoming president to live up to his campaign promises.
Republicans changed the rules to exclude as many Democratic voters as they could.
Trump only just eked out a win, and we should not let anyone forget it.
The Vermont senator tells reporters he aims to refocus the Democratic Party on working people.
Republicans are convinced the economy is in utter shambles, while Democrats are steadfast in their economic optimism.
Democrats are acting on their pledges to push for gun legislation.
The legislators want suspected terrorists to be prevented from buying guns.
Groups divided between supporting Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for president are now calling for party unity to fight against Trump's campaign.