The two bills are aimed at curbing unnecessary or costly regulations.
Dozens of Democrats say independent prosecutions are needed after a officer-involved shootings.
The legislation creates a new office to oversee agency transactions.
The bill to ban the plastic beads from bath products passed the House Monday.
The plastic beads are passing through water filtration systems into lakes and streams.
Government funding expires Dec. 11.
Critics argue the bill would undo rules meant to prevent bad lending practices.
The measure cleared the House Judiciary Committee via voice vote.
The legislation gives growers incentives to replace trees decimated by a bacterial disease.
Bill would phase out use of killer whales in captivity.
Reps. Jim Langevin and Michael McCaul blasted the advocacy groups.
Oppponents of the "Waters of the U.S." rule were three votes shy in the Senate.
The Republican-backed bill is intended to cut down on asbestos lawsuit fraud.
The plastic beads escape water filtration systems and end up in the nation's waterways.
Legislation unveiled Wednesday follows months of intense lobbying.
The plastic beads can cause problems once they enter the water system.
Groups have met with senators this week in hopes of gaining more sponsors.
The bill directs HHS to draft guidelines for when words such as "healthy" can used.
Average time served by inmates rose from 17.9 to 37.5 months from 1988 to 2012.
The regulations represent the central pillars of Obama’s climate change initiative.
The new Speaker is seen as an ally to lawmakers and advocates pushing to overhaul sentencing and...
Democrats want to repeal a ban on researching causes of gun violence.
Opponents say the bill puts asbestos victims at risk.
Joaquín Castro's legislation would replace the term with "undocumented foreign national."