House Republican's efforts aim in part to fight an undercurrent of suspicions about the government's collection of personal data.
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Czar amendment is defeated, along with four other Republican proposals.
In letter to Treasury chief, members pan program for poor oversight and use of funds outside their original purpose.
Survey finds largest firms have a range of ethics programs as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Administration statement stops short of a veto threat against the Defense spending bill.
The package is expected to be considered by the Senate on Tuesday, one day before the fiscal year ends.
Lawmakers are trying to curb White House officials’ influence, but that’s assuming they actually have some.
Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., wants a final authorization bill to include a "block buy" for the next 10 littoral ships.
Focus of the office will be on serving state and local intelligence groups, commonly known as fusion centers.
One-month continuing resolution to keep government running past Sept. 30 would buy lawmakers time to finish spending bills, but additional extensions might be necessary.