Obama names Martha Johnson to serve as head of agency.
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Senate Agriculture Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said he will try to shepherd the nominations through the chamber before Congress leaves this week for recess.
Measure would require government documents to be clear, concise and free of jargon.
Measure threatens to cancel poorly performing weapons programs.
Senators hope to get Gov. Kathleen Sebelius installed as secretary before they leave for the two-week spring recess.
Watchdog pledges to gather advice for improving recovery.gov through an electronic town hall meeting and independent review.
Latest document will clarify policies for following Recovery Act contracts and grants at the sub-recipient level.
Congressman calls hearing to look into failures with $167 million IT project.
HHS secretary-designate and her husband paid $7,040 in back taxes and $878 in interest for 2005, 2006 and 2007 after a certified public accountant found the errors.
Congressional switchboard operators have not seen any noticeable spike in calls.