Five key leadership positions remain vacant despite several outbreaks of food-borne illness in 2009.
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Agency’s recent finding that greenhouse gas pollution endangers public health and welfare is the independent work of scientists and "should stand on its own," Democrats say.
Agencies will spend more on transparency initiatives and social networking, research firm predicts.
Firms eligible for suspension under department policy instead won millions in stimulus funds.
Some groups are arguing that extra security measures for passenger from certain countries amount to racial profiling.
Union officials are wary of an excise tax provision in the Senate version, which they claim would hit their members and other middle-class workers.
Martha Johnson was named administrator in April, but a hold by Republican Sen. Kit Bond has left her in limbo.
Ron Sanders has been instrumental in creation of intelligence pay-for-performance systems.
Agriculture development is the Obama administration's top nonmilitary priority in Afghanistan.
Leaders of Senate oversight committee will hold a hearing to examine why the intelligence community was unable to detect attempted Christmas Day attack.