Passage by both the House and Senate means it goes to President Obama for signature into law. If it becomes law, the measure would help ease a pending requirement that all children's products not exceed a tighter new standard for lead content. Retailers in particular have said this requirement, which takes effect Aug. 14, would make it impossible to sell merchandise that is already on the shelves.
Under the bill, only newly made products would have to meet the standard, allowing older products to be sold as usual.
The Senate also approved S. 1466 by voice vote, the Faster FOIA Act. That bill aims to improve the operation of the Freedom of Information Act in getting information from the government.
The Senate returns at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and is expected to vote on the debt ceiling deal at noon.