The House passed legislation aimed at discouraging frivolous patent lawsuits.
The House voted Wednesday to amend the Dodd-Frank financial reform law with the help of 36 Democrats, even though the White House has threatened to veto the bill.
The House on Wednesday advanced two bills that Republicans say would help create jobs.
The House on Tuesday approved suspension bills dealing with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and federal land use, finishing up work on the week's non-controversial bills.
The Senate must still pass the bill, which extends a ban that expires Monday.
The House voted Tuesday to require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to spend unclaimed money collected at airport security checkpoints on airport lounges for the military.
The House voted to override EPA guidance that new hydrants must be lead-free by next year.
The Senate voted 51-42 Thursday to adjourn.
If the House passes S.Con.Res. 28 on Friday, the Senate will stand adjourned until Dec. 9.
Senate Republicans blocked Democrats from ending debate on the annual funding bill.
After voting to change the rules Thursday, Democratic senators advanced the nomination of Patricia Millett to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court.
Republicans had blocked her nomination earlier this year — as well as two other nominees to the second most important court. That prompted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to use the “nuclear option” to change the Senate rules with a simple majority Thursday.