A bipartisan duo of House member want schools to explicitly prohibit bullying based on traits like race and sexual orientation in their codes of conduct.
The Kentucky Republican targeted the funding in his latest edition of "The Waste Report."
Under the New York Democrat's bill telemarketers could face fines or jail time.
Both chambers will be debating reauthorizations of the 2002 law.
Obama will need lawmakers to approve an ambassador and provide funds for an embassy.
The White House candidate said Obama has not made human rights a priority.
The House appears unlikely to finish work on appropriations before the August recess.
Senators, including Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, are asking for a plan by July 15.
Under fire from conservatives, the legislation was pulled from the floor in February.
Harriet Tubman was previously picked in an online poll to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.