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.”
The contract went to a firm that the Justice Department has accused of fraud in an alleged scheme to rush through background checks and increase revenue.
House Republicans said they have evidence that Lerner's hard drive was only "scratched" and that her e-mails may still be available on backup tapes. The IRS chief is set to testify Wednesday.
Almost 70 percent of D.C.-area letter carriers are delivering the mail after 5 p.m., audit finds.
Lawmakers have questioned the IRS's handling of old storage devices since the agency reported that it destroyed the hard drive of Lois Lerner.
From airport hangars and big box malls to military bases and a central processing center, here is how the administration plans to shelter the kids.
Report said the Defense Department didn't identify a potential owner for the facility before constructing it. Afghan officials are still searching for one.
A group that runs the only worldwide certification program for IT asset managers posed six questions that federal investigators should ask.
Gay rights groups are praising President Obama for his plans to issue an executive order Monday that would ban federal employment discrimination based on gender identify.