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The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to abolish the Immigration and Naturalization Service and replace it with two new agencies in the Justice Department.
In what amounts to a sweeping indictment of the downsizing strategy pursued by the Army in the 1990s, Army Secretary Thomas White has said contractor employees should not be off-limits to downsizing initiatives and has revived a controversial Army effort to count its contractor workforce.
The Bush administration Wednesday changed course and offered support for House passage of a bill to restructure the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta on Wednesday announced that the government would rely more heavily on trace detection technology to meet a year-end deadline for screening checked baggage for explosives than previously planned.