The GAO said about 31 percent of the tax-delinquent workers already owed money to the government when they were issued security clearances.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) have reached a deal to help the VA address issues related to the agency's recent scheduling scandal.
The move could set up a potential contempt battle between the White House and the House oversight committee.
The Washington Post is seeking input from federal workers and contractors whose jobs now require security clearance.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) offered the top White House political adviser an opportunity to avoid testifying before his committee.
Republicans have expressed reservations about providing the money without a better explanation for how the funds would be used.
House panel considers easing suspension, firing of federal employees in the Senior Executive Service.
IRS officials filed court statements about the agency's efforts to recover Lerner's files. Find out what they said.
John Koskinen offered little new information about the matter, saying he doesn't want to interfere with an inspector general's investigation.
The unanimous voice vote came one day after Robert McDonald told the committee, "I desperately want this job, because I think I can make a difference.”