Chuck Conner says he will work with Bush’s nominee to head the department; some are surprised Conner did not get the nomination himself.
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Republicans say oversight committee Democrats tend to pressure witnesses and to publicize information before it is vetted sufficiently.
Republicans are pushing for the separation of the two measures remaining in the package – the military construction-VA bill and the Labor-HHS bill.
A relatively small investment in IT could make oversight far more effective, former agency official tells lawmakers.
Aerospace execs say the long process and pay disparities shut out strong candidates.
Edward Schafer will replace Mike Johanns, who resigned last month to launch a Senate bid.
Procurement legislation passes as Senate Small Business Committee leaders work on their own measure.
Top State Department auditor is defending himself against accusations that he hindered investigations that could have been embarrassing for the Bush administration.
Hillary Clinton has made small but consistent improvements in her general election poll standings.
Contractor has offered to deliver final 108 aircraft for a fixed price, but Air Force officials remain concerned about unanticipated costs the proposal would not cover.