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.
The senator's bill would increase the estate tax on millionaires and billionaires.
"If we do nothing to close this loophole, and allow a terrorist to carry out an attack on our homeland, the impacts will be devastating," said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).
Senate Republicans warned Secretary of State John Kerry not to make any nuclear concessions to Iran.