The Senate passed a bill Thursday to prohibit the use of designer steroids.

H.R. 4771, the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act, adds "anabolic steroids" to the list on substances included in the Controlled Substances Act.


Use of the steroids have been linked to deaths.

The House passed the bill in September, meaning it now heads to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law.

The Senate also passed S. 2338, the United States Anti-Doping Agency Reauthorization Act, which authorizes appropriations for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency through 2020. The agency ensures U.S. athletes don’t use performance-enhancing drugs. The measure now heads to the House for further action.

Several “housekeeping” measures were passed as the Senate concluded its work for the evening. A list of the other bills passed through unanimous consent agreements follows:

- H.R. 5057, the EPS Service Parts Act, exempts external power supplies for four years from energy conservation standards established by the Department of Energy. The House passed the bill in September so it heads the president’s desk.

- S. 3008 temporarily extends mortgage protection for uniformed service members. The bill goes to the House for further consideration.

- H.R. 3096 designates the FBI building Vienna, Va., as the "Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center." The House passed the measure in September so it heads to the president’s desk.

- S. 2983, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Improvement Act now heads to the House for further action.

The Senate also confirmed several military nominations before adjourning for the evening.