Detainees have reportedly been denied food, medication and the use of toilets.
A draft version of a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act will be released next week.
The post-Newtown push for tougher federal laws is seen as a lost cause, for now.
The failed push has left gun control proponents in Congress dejected.
Eight states enacted significant laws in 2013, despite the defeat of federal legislation.
The GOP senator wants to slash taxes, red tape in areas with high unemployment.
Legislation would allow schools to have more flexibility about what they feed their students.
Major banks and credit card companies are launching a new lobbying effort.
Boehner argues the House has passed nearly 150 bills over the last year.