Ray LaHood says his department has been approving stimulus money twice as fast as normal programs.
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Action on the bill comes after the Senate Thursday voted 94-1 to cut off debate on the supplemental.
Legislation is aimed at stopping huge cost overruns and lengthy schedule delays.
Industry groups and unions praise progress on aviation issues, but sound notes of caution.
President targets overspending on weapons technologies that are either too new or too old.
Headquarters systems engineers will improve program interoperability with eye on costs.
Resolution of dispute over oil and gas development near Utah's national parks allows full chamber to approve David Hayes by unanimous consent.
One would be for routine trips and the other, for emergency situations.
Measure focuses heavily on tracking weapons more closely during their early development stages.
President also defends stance on torture, saying interrogation methods such as waterboarding are not necessary to keep the country safe.