Bipartisan plan to publish taxpayer-funded scientific research also approved.
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Congressional Democrats are asking the Interior Department to finalize a rule to better protect African lions.
The chambers will try to split their differences by October, when a three-month patch runs out.
Some agencies are falling down on the job of providing retirement information to their employees.
Thomas Drake still shut out of employment in or near government.
Senate approves House-passed budget fix before leaving town so department can keep hospitals open this summer.
Managers need trusted workforce advisers instead of compliance cops.
Three decades after the FBI launched a revolutionary system to catch repeat offenders, it barely has any data.
Push to fill vacancies comes as key staffers' administrative leave is extended.
Treasury secretary Jacob Lew says he plans to extend "extraordinary measures" to avoid a default until Oct. 30.