At the end of the day, the Senate also passed by unanimous consent the Taking Essential Steps for Testing Act (H.R. 6118) and H.R. 6131, which extends the Undertaking Spam, Spyware And Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers beyond Borders (US SAFE WEB) Act.

Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) introduced H.R. 6131 this summer to protect against Internet fraud and viruses. 

S. 6118, introduced by Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), amends the Public Health Service Act to allow the secretary of Health and Human Services to amend the sanction on laboratories that don’t follow proper sample analysis procedures. 

Both measures passed in the House in September, meaning the bills now head to President Obama’s desk for his signature.