Committee also passes legislation to beef up government performance.
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Directive applies to political and career appointees and forbids alteration of research data in policy actions.
Agency is on the hook for multibillion-dollar health fund payment as fiscal year ends.
Republicans complain that legislation approving fiscal 2010 funding for intelligence agencies is outdated.
Political paralysis could lead to new outbreak of violence, official says.
Democrats claim such an extension would force federal agencies to cut personnel.
Senators want to ensure cemetery leaders step up contract management, and follow through on plans to identify and resolve gravesite mistakes.
One-line memorandum attributes departure to investigations at DCAA, but does not elaborate.
Department works toward financial audits by focusing on budget data and information about mission-critical assets.
Bill funds federal government through Dec. 3 at fiscal 2010 levels for most programs.