This is a summary of recent congressional actions not reported elsewhere in The Post. GI Benefits

In the wake of reports that prospective soldiers are delaying their entry into the service to qualify for better GI educational benefits, the House voted to make the benefits available sooner. Under legislation passed last year, persons who entered the military after July 1 could qualify for new GI Bill benefits. But the House, by voice vote, agreed to provide the benefits as soon as the legislation is passed. Quick Senate approval is expected. (HR752; March 25) Committee Funds

The House voted, 254-158, to authorize $48 million for investigations and studies by its 26 committees, $2 million more than last year but $3.6 million less than the committees had requested. The funds are in addition to what the committees receive through the appropriations bill for the legislative branch. (HRes100; March 26) State Department Funds

A Foreign Affairs subcommittee approved a $2.79 billion fiscal 1986 authorization for the State Department, $125 million below last year's appropriation. The bill would provide $12 million more than the administration requested. The panel added $25,000 for "religious-sensitivity training" for Foreign Service officers in Eastern Europe. The committee cut $24 million from the request for the U.S. Information Agency, approving $949 million, and cut $20 million from the request for the Board for International Broadcasting, approving a $122 million authorization. Full committee action is set for Thursday. (No bill number yet; March 26) NASA Budget

The Science and Technology Committee approved President Reagan's request for a $7.9 billion NASA budget for fiscal 1986, but the money wouldn't be spent exactly where the the administration wants. By a 32-to-9 vote, the panel decided to retain a subcommittee's recommendation to shift $45 million to spare-parts procurement for the space shuttle. That would keep the shuttle assembly line open and increase the chances for a fifth shuttle. The administration requested $2.1 billion for 14 shuttle flights in fiscal 1986 and delivery of the fourth shuttle, Atlantis. But it has not sought funds for a fifth shuttle. (HR1714; March 27)