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

Michigan Wilderness

By voice vote, the House approved a measure that would designate 92,416 acres of national forest in Michigan as wilderness. About 3.4 percent of the national forest land in the state would be affected by the bill. Michigan now has no designated national forest wilderness areas. The bill would not affect the state's authority to regulate hunting, fishing and trapping in the wilderness areas. (HR148, Sept. 17)

Continuing Funds

The House voted, 272 to 156, to approve a measure that would continue to fund the government for 45 days beyond Oct. 1, the beginning of the federal fiscal year. The bill provides that, in the case of appropriation bills passed only by the House, programs shall be continued at their current spending levels. The measure is designed to give Congress more time to complete work on the 13 appropriation bills. (HJ Res388, Sept. 18)

Cargo Preference

By voice vote, the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee approved a section of the 1985 omnibus farm bill dealing with cargo-preference rules. An amendment by the panel would apply cargo-preference laws, requiring that 50 percent of certain commodities be shipped on U.S.-flag vessels, to government-subsidized crop exports. Earlier, the House Agriculture Committee had exempted those crop exports from the cargo-preference laws. The bill now goes to the House, which will have to work out the panels' differences. (HR2100, Sept. 18) OPIC Reauthorization

The Foreign Affairs Committee, by voice vote, approved a measure to reauthorize the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) through 1989. OPIC provides loans and insurance for American corporations doing business in developing countries. The government guarantees OPIC loans. The Senate committee is expected to mark up its version this week. (HR3166, Sept. 19)

Handicapped Children

The Education and Labor Committee, by voice vote, approved legislation that would allow courts to award parents of handicapped children attorneys fees in cases in which they successfully sue state or local educational agencies. The bill was prompted by a recent Supreme Court decision that said that under current federal law, such fees could not be awarded. (HR1523, Sept. 19)

Student Loans

The Education and Labor Committee approved changes in the Guaranteed Student Loan program that are designed to save more than $800 million over the next three years. The cost savings involved administrative changes, reducing the borrowing levels for some students and directing the states to spend more time collecting delinquent loans. The committee's action is not expected to reduce the number of student loans or the costs of those loans. The savings were made to bring the GSL program in line with the congressional budget resolution. The Senate is working on its version of the GSL program. (SConRes32, Sept. 19) SENATE

Interior Funding

The Appropriations subcommittee on Interior approved a bill that would provide about $8.1 billion for the Interior Department and related agencies in fiscal 1986. The bill would cut the Bureau of Land Mangement's budget by about $108 million, trim funds for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by $47 million and cut the National Park Service's budget by $109 million. In July, the House approved an $8.2 billion appropriation, the amount the agencies had in fiscal 1985. President Reagan had requested only $7.2 billion. (HR3011, Sept. 19)