Republican Reps. Diane Black (Tenn.) and Ted Poe (Texas) have introduced legislation to eliminate the requirement for individuals to identify their race when filing paperwork to buy a gun.
The struggles have undermined confidence on Capitol Hill among Democrats.
The Senate hasn’t worked a full week all year.
The Senate passed a bill to offer $10 million for information on the kidnapping of two American journalists beheaded by ISIS.
Both the House and Senate are scheduled to return Nov. 12.
The resolution, which was passed by unanimous consent, condemns ISIS for its acts of terrorism.
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) said he drives a 13-year-old Town & Country minivan.
The consolidated package includes building the Keystone pipeline and expediting natural gas exports.
Republicans used the package to highlight what they view as Senate Democratic obstruction.
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) was only endangered member to vote "no" on funding bill.