Action comes after Sen. Tom Coburn held up the legislation over exclusion of language requiring public disclosure of certain mandatory reports from agencies to Congress.
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Industry fears the voluntary standards are too rigid and eventually could be made mandatory for companies looking to do business with the government.
The four services and their National Guard and reserve components signed up 296,505 young men and women in fiscal 2009.
Democrats accuse Republicans of using legislative stalling tactics.
Watchdog says communication between Treasury and the Federal Reserve was "virtually nonexistent."
Real growth in pay and benefits for the Defense Department's military and civilian personnel will contribute to increased spending.
Rules aim to rein in excessive costs and increase oversight of contract award fees.
Service officials will consider fuel costs of future acquisitions, as well as contractors’ carbon footprint.
Voters say Obama needs to do more about unemployment.
Mutually assured destruction might not be enough to keep Iran and Israel at bay if Iran develops a nuclear bomb.