The bill allows inmates to earn time towards an alternative form of custody.
The bill sets strict limits for federal agencies on paid administrative leave.
The bill would ban forced arbitration in civil suits.
The legislative push has the support of the Obama administration.
Groups are pushing Senators to oppose the legislation ahead of Wednesday's hearing.
Critics are making a pre-emptive strike against the yet-to-be-introduced bills.
The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee approved the bill.
The bill provides schools with some flexibility in meeting rules for whole grains and sodium.
The bill reauthorizes grant funding for private and public re-entry programs.
Children have accidentally ingested the material used for e-cigarettes.
The two bills are aimed at curbing unnecessary or costly regulations.
Dozens of Democrats say independent prosecutions are needed after a officer-involved shootings.
More than six in ten voters say there are too many drug offenders behind bars.
Lawmakers are negotiating "key sections" of the bill, said Sen. Dick Durbin.
“We will schedule floor time,” the Speaker said.
Rep. Poliquin's bill would disqualify food assistance for terror convicts.
Current laws have an adverse impact on African-Americans, he said.
Illinois civil rights and faith leaders are pushing Sen. Mark Kirk (R) to support the criminal...
Sen. Chuck Grassley's bill passed through committee in October.
Rep. Jackie Speier warned that predatory professors discourage women from entering science fields.
Courts over the years have dismissed cases against unpaid interns alleging harassment.
The bill sets new requirements for victims of asbestos seeking compensation through the courts.
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.