OPM inspector general has sought the files for its two and a half year-old probe.
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Move is major reversal for Democrats, demonstrating how far they are willing to go to secure a budget deal.
CIA director told agency employees that the tapes were made in 2002 and destroyed in 2005.
Overall, the bill totals well over $500 billion and covers 15 Cabinet agencies for the fiscal year.
Appropriations committees plunge ahead on massive omnibus spending bill for consideration next week.
The agency says it will begin publicly disclosing regulatory proposals that are reviewed by its five regulators.
Strategy is designed to make it as painful as possible for House Republicans to oppose $520 billion omnibus measure.
House chairman says contractor shouldn’t be paid if project doesn’t deliver on promises.
Spending measure could total $520 billion for 15 agencies; effort is designed to end budget stalemate.
Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center becomes first federal agency to receive prestigious Malcolm Baldrige award.