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Knotty questions on funding for training, contractor roles and commercial practices remain ahead as panel wraps up work.
Hearing is scheduled for Aug. 24.
Delays costly to government as well as industry, Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., says.
Managers’ groups support idea but unions say commission would be stacked with political appointees.
Challenge relates to alleged flaws in the selection process; decision expected in early August.
Lawmakers had requested that the commission put off a vote on whether to make the center permanent, pending further review.
Provision that would restructure FEMA but keep it within the Homeland Security Department passes by a wide margin.
Measure would restore $900 million of $1.2 billion in proposed cutbacks to Justice Department programs.