Coast Guard officers could get the authority to carry firearms while at a waterfront facility, make arrests for felony offenses and seize property.
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Agency needs to reallocate staff based on limit of 45,000 screeners set by Congress.
Lawmaker says the current climate of conflict in Iraq and the ongoing war on terrorism make it the wrong time to close military installations.
Flight attendants demand the Transportation Security Administration require airlines to provide them with counterterrorism training.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman says Homeland Security panel is supposed to focus on oversight, not legislation.
Joint Chiefs chairman acknowledges that forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are using up equipment faster than anticipated.
US-VISIT effort lacks "rigorous, disciplined management," General Accounting Office concludes.
House chairmen push for organizational change and plan to send a letter calling for a reduction in red tape in procurement processes.
The fiscal 2005 defense authorization bill may include a provision that would allow governors to deploy the National Guard for state emergencies and bill the federal government.
House committee wants answers on involvement in Iraq inmate abuses.