Lawmakers contact Transportation, FAA officials over plane with 47 passengers that was left on the tarmac for several hours overnight.
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Commission on Wartime Contracting questions the use of 18 subcontractors and millions in fees.
Americans are starting to take a more measured approach to change.
The House has passed all 12 appropriations bills, but the Senate is unlikely to do so before Sept. 30, meaning a stopgap measure probably will be necessary.
Majority leader says he hopes to finish four of eight remaining appropriations bills before the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1.
Reforms will be aimed at improving conditions and strengthening oversight.
Some IT industry executives question Michael Robertson's lack of procurement experience, but agency officials say he was hired to be an innovator.
Commissioners say poor contractor business systems slip through the cracks because the two agencies aren’t operating cohesively.
The Homeland Security Department has been unable to provide permanent residence status to more than 7,000 eligible refugees and asylum seekers, says Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
President says voting on an immigration bill next year may be possible, but predicts a bruising battle.