The House is expected to take up the package on Wednesday.
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Legislation would require reexamination of all Defense contracts more than 25 percent over budget.
Confirmation had been delayed partly because of GOP concerns about her pro-union positions.
Collaborative rapid review and response teams would be designed to allocate resources efficiently.
Relyea was a leading authority on government institutions, and advised Congress during debates over the formation of the Homeland Security Department.
Congress must either pass the omnibus or approve another continuing resolution to keep much of the federal government going after March 6.
Eight years after an audit showed record-keeping deficiencies, the department has not implemented critical reforms.
Interior IG Earl Devaney will lead a recovery board with an $84 million budget.
Department will hire a consulting firm to work with agency offices to make sure procedures are fair to minorities and women.
President says he will cut the estimated $1.3 trillion deficit in half in four years by raising taxes on the wealthy and reducing spending on the Iraq war.