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

Panama Canal

The Armed Services Committee approved, by voice vote, a measure to authorize $437 million in fiscal 1986 to fund the Panama Canal Commission after striking a provision to freeze the authorization at the fiscal 1985 level of $430 million. (HR1784, Nov. 5)

Military Construction

The Senate approved, 94 to 1, an $8.7 billion fiscal 1986 appropriation for the Pentagon's military construction. The total is $1.7 billion less than the Reagan administration request and $237 million more than the House-passed figure. In related action, the Senate defeated, 45 to 49, a provision to allow contractors on some projects to avoid a requirement that they pay prevailing wages. The House version of the bill does not contain the measure. (HR3327, Nov. 7) HOUSE

Consumer Product Safety

The Energy Committee approved, 20 to 2, a three-year reauthorization of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The measure provides $37 million for fiscal 1986, $38 million for fiscal 1987 and $39 million for fiscal 1988. The bill would establish a minimum personnel level of 568 full-time employes. The commission currently employs 499 full-time staffers. The measure also would allow the agency to regulate the safety of amusement park rides at fixed sites. It now has jurisdiction over rides in traveling carnivals and circuses. (HR3426, Nov. 5)

'Tied Aid' Countered

A Foreign Affairs subcommittee approved a bill designed to counter the use of "tied aid" export programs by other countries. Tied aid programs are those that mix regular export financing with foreign aid grants. Under the measure, U.S. tied aid credit programs would be expanded by a $250 million authorization for the Export-Import Bank and the Agency for International Development in fiscal 1986. The subcommittee defeated an amendment to authorize an additional $300 million for a Treasury Department tied aid program. (HR3296, Nov. 5)

Treasury/Postal Funding

The House approved, 221 to 159, the conference agreement appropriating $13.2 billion in fiscal 1986 for the Treasury Department, U.S. Postal Service, Executive Office of the President and certain independent agencies. The figure is $48 million more than appropriations for fiscal 1985. The total was $83.5 million less than the House bill, $295 million more than the Senate bill and $951 million more than the administration's request. The main difference between the administration's request and the conference report is the agreement's inclusion of $780 million for the subsidized mail of nonprofit organizations, certain rural newspapers and other preferred mailers, $74 million more for the U.S. Customs Service and $75 million more for the Internal Revenue Service. (HR3036, Nov. 7)

Military Memorials

The House unanimously approved resolutions to authorize three new memorials on federal land in the District of Columbia. One would honor women who have served with or in the armed forces (HJRes36). Another would honor the 5,000 slaves and free black persons who served as soldiers or sailors or provided civilian assistance during the American Revolution (HJRes142). The third would honor members of the armed forces who served in the Korean war, which left 54,000 Americans killed and 103,000 wounded (HR2205). No federal funds would be used to set up the memorials, and construction of each project would begin only after the Comptroller General determined that enough private funds had been collected. Authority to establish each memorial would end after five years, unless construction began during that period. (Nov. 6)

Anti-Terrorism Measure

A Foreign Affairs subcommittee approved, by voice vote, legislation condemning international terrorism, specifically the recent hijacking of the cruise liner Achille Lauro and the subsequent death of an American passenger. The measure calls for the creation of an international coordinating committee to combat terrorism. It also calls upon the president to propose ways to improve security for American government personnel and tourists abroad. (No bill number yet, Nov. 6)

Debt Collection

By voice vote, a Banking subcommittee approved a measure that would bring lawyers who act as debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. The act, which prohibits harassment of debtors by collectors, would be amended to include lawyers whose primary legal practice is collecting overdue bills. (HR237, Nov. 6).