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Legislation aimed at halting IRS debt-collecting program is pending now and has failed in the past.
Contractors would have to certify they do not owe "seriously delinquent" taxes.
Skeptics say it will be hard to change VA writing process, and complex rules do not lend themselves to simple prose.
The measure, which would apply to all federal agencies, responds to loss of hundreds of days worth of White House e-mails.
The White House is widely perceived by critics to be running roughshod over agency scientists and lawyers on policy.
Memo follows report exposing widespread abuse across agencies.
Bush administration will leave the task of preparing a full fiscal 2010 budget to the next president's team.