The Democrats’ hold on the House and Senate appears a lot more tenuous than it did one year ago.
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Amendment forbids the Pentagon from doing business with companies that prevent alleged assault victims from taking legal action.
Bill is on track for final passage Thursday.
Groups had recommended that federal employee plan be administered separately.
Rules include new requirements for agencies, authorize pilot programs.
Chamber is expected to hold a series of votes this week on the legislation, with final passage expected on Dec. 24.
OMB says plans show government is on track to meet President Obama’s mandate to cut $40 billion by fiscal 2011.
Democrats hope to get bill to Obama before State of the Union in late January.
White House confirms appointment of former Bush administration official Howard Schmidt, assures "regular access to the president."
Measure will be the last of the 12 annual appropriations bills to be enacted.