House Budget Committee ranking member Paul Ryan, R-Wis., says sending bill straight to the floor "sets a troubling precedent."
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Panel sets ground rules for House consideration of Energy and Water and Financial Services appropriations measures.
Lawmakers want to give 23 deputy undersecretaries at Defense lower-ranking titles.
Oversight panel chairwoman says Thursday hearing will help her decide whether to introduce legislation scaling back preferences for ANCs.
Site will be modeled after commercial online businesses such as Amazon.com to speed IT purchases , federal CIO Vivek Kundra says.
Secretary Clinton announces a plan to examine department resources and promote interagency coordination.
Armed Services panel leader says he is unable to get agreement on his pending amendment to strip funding for F-22 fighter jets the administration did not request.
Mixed economic indicators have revived talk that another spending boost might be necessary.
Group urges Pentagon to consider the impact of security strategies and budgeting and acquisition decisions on the defense industrial base.
Move clears way for agencies to encourage agreements between construction contractors and workers.