This is a summary of recent congressional actions not reported elsewhere in The Post. PRESIDENTIAL ACTION

Disability Reviews

Three years after his administration terminated the benefits of hundreds of thousands of persons, President Reagan signed into law legislation that will make it more difficult to remove people from the Social Security disability rolls. Congress passed the bill after hearing hundreds of horror stories from disabled persons who had been barred from the rolls; more than 200,000 were reinstated after they proved they were still disabled. It is estimated that about 100,000 recipients whose aid was cut off will have their cases reviewed again under the new law. (HR3755; Oct. 9)

'Baby Doe' Rules

President Reagan signed a bill prompted by the widely publicized 1982 case of "Baby Doe," a severely deformed infant who was denied treatment and died six days after birth. The measure requires states receiving federal child abuse funds to set guidelines that will force doctors to treat such infants. The bill also contains $40 million for child abuse prevention programs in fiscal 1985 and $63 million for family violence prevention programs over the next two years. (HR1904; Oct. 9) BOTH HOUSES

Generic Drugs

Both chambers agreed to delete a provision of an otherwise minor patent bill that critics said would have undercut a new law intended to make lower- cost generic drugs more widely available. The provision would have made it a patent violation to import anything whose manufacturing process is patented. Generic drug makers said this would make it virtually impossible to import the chemicals that are used to make nearly all generic drugs. (HR6286; Oct. 11) SENATE

Education, Legal Benefits

The Senate passed, by voice vote, and cleared for the president a measure that would extend for another year the tax-free status of employe education benefits paid by employers. About 6 million workers use the benefits each year. Both houses also passed a bill that would extend for one year the tax-free status of legal services provided by employers and labor unions. (HR2568, HR5361; Oct. 11).

Agent Orange

By voice vote, the Senate approved and cleared for the president legislation that would require the Veterans Administration to set guidelines to decide claims by Vietnam veterans who have diseases that are suspected to be caused by exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange. The bill also includes a temporary program to provide disability benefits to veterans who suffer from chloracne and porphyria cutanea tarda, two diseases many scientists believe are caused by exposure to Agent Orange. (HR1961; Oct. 4)

Veterans' Disability Hike

By voice vote, the Senate gave final congressional approval to a conference committee agreement that would give veterans a 3.2 percent cost-of-living increase in disability benefits, effective Dec. 1. The bill would also provide a 10 percent cost-of-living increase for veterans attending school under the Vietnam-era GI bill and would extend for two years a job-training program for Vietnam-era veterans. In addition, the bill would increase housing and vehicle allowances for disabled veterans. (HR5688; Oct. 9) HOUSE

Whistle-Blower Awards

Republican objections killed a bill that would have extended a program to pay cash awards to federal "whistle blowers." The provision would have allowed whistle blowers to appeal decisions of the Merit Systems Protection Board to the federal courts. Currently, federal employes who feel they have suffered reprisals by supervisors can take their claim to the merit board, whose decision is final. The objec- tion killed a three-year extension of the program, which expired Sept. 30. As of last March, only $6,100 in awards had been paid to seven federal workers. (HR5646; Oct. 11)

Hospice Reimbursement

The House gave final congressional approval to legislation that would raise the Medicare reimbursement rate for hospices that care for the terminally ill. Last year the Health and Human Services Department, after agreeing to reimburse hospices at the rate of $53.17 a day, reduced the rate to $46.25. Critics said that as a result, hospices have been unwilling to accept Medicare patients. The bill would restore the $53.17 rate. By voice vote, the House agreed to a minor Senate change in the bill and cleared it for the White House. (HR5386; Oct. 11)