Grassley said the executive action could deter Congress from passing legislation.
Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) said he was spurred to offer the measure after finding that the department had spent at least $420 million on solar and wind renewable energy projects at VA facilities.
Sen. Brown demanded that Congress make it easier for heroin addicts to get treatment.
Leahy said when Congress returns in November, it should pass bills addressing the DNA backlog and provide bulletproof vests for cops.
Rep. Robert Hurt's (R-Va.) bill would allow individuals to remove their profiles.
The senator's bill aims to increase public awareness and access to emergency contraception.
Reps. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) have introduced legislation to reform the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) hiring process for air traffic controllers.
Lawmakers are gone until Nov. 12 after only being in session for 8 days.
Boxer blasted the NFL commissioner for not announcing a "zero-tolerance" domestic violence policy at his press conference.
Del. Holmes Norton urged officials not to expand the WH security perimeter.