The House did pass an alternative bill yesterday, H.R.7, that would prohibit taxpayer funding of elective abortions.
There will likely be several new bills when the General Assembly reconvenes next year dealing with sexual assault.
College, state and federal leaders say there needs to be more uniformity among state and federal laws to help reduce sexual assault among college students.
State health and safety officials say federal money for emergency preparedness planning has been inconsistent.
5th District Congresswoman Susan Brooks introduced The Respecting the Institution of Congress Act.
Legislators say the are ready to get to work with just two months before another showdown, over raising the debt limit and avoiding automatic spending cuts.
Only two of Indiana's Republican Congress members have not signed a pledge to never raise taxes.
Reske lashed out at Brooks because of the GOP national platform, but Brooks may have a different view than national Republicans.
Scott Reske won the Democratic primary and Susan Brooks led the Republican primary.
The 5th district covers Pendleton, Carmel, and Westfield.