Washington decisionmakers spent hours on Monday discussing a range of issues, including procurement and the budget process.
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Package could be considered by the House as soon as Wednesday and includes the nine spending bills Congress has not approved.
Maj. Gen. John Kelly says he believes the Iraqis are committed to settling disputes through the political process rather than violence.
The House is expected to take up the package on Wednesday.
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.