They worry it would prevent scientists from using new technology and expose them to lawsuits.
Fourteen House members are pressing to keep processed Chinese chicken out of the U.S.
State laws passed in response to a string of mass shootings are coming under fire.
Activists pressure lawmakers to revisit legislation on gun background checks.
The germs are resistant to antibiotics.
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.