Leaders are bringing up legislation to eliminate the 2014 penalty for not having insurance.
The bill would force federal agencies to ensure that lowest-cost rules are adopted.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) called for the cancellation of an Esquire show “Friday Night Tykes.”
He said the show encourages “violent competitiveness” among child football players in Texas.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday praised the Tea Party for its work over the last five years, and said Tea Party activists are a throwback to early Americans who helped throw off British rule.
A new resolution would honor the 200th birthday of Francis Scott Key's poem.
The House meets at 9 a.m. and will pass a bill aimed at limiting unfunded federal mandates — passage will complete a week of work on legislation to moderate federal regulations, provide more transparency into federal rulemaking and limit the powers of the IRS.
The House voted Thursday to restructure a controversial government bureau created by the Dodd-Frank law, amid GOP accusations that the bureau is not responsive to Congress and plans to waste millions of dollars renovating its headquarters.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) set up a procedural vote for next week on a bill to increase access to childcare.
Reid said because the bill has bipartisan support, he hoped the procedural vote to end debate on a motion to proceed wouldn’t be necessary next Wednesday.
The two senators from Kansas objected to Reid's "un-American" comment.
The House on Thursday evening approved a rule allowing for consideration of a bill aimed at further reducing unfunded mandates on states from the federal government.