Debate on a variety of unrelated issues, from hurricane relief to highway spending, holds up passage of appropriations measure.
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Defense authorization bill also includes 3.5 percent pay raise for military service personnel.
Sens. Collins, Lieberman, beat back efforts to weaken role of national intelligence director.
Senate panel was interested in Gen. Gregory Martin's e-mails related to controversial Air Force tanker lease deal.
Attack survivors believe that better planning might have prevented deaths, destruction.
Conference committee members also reach an 11th hour deal on language preventing the Air Force from leasing Boeing refueling tankers.
Center for Domestic Preparedness has trained more than 200,000 local officials in programs accelerated after 9/11.
House Republican leaders increasingly are under attack for including a number of provisions not included in the Senate version of the bill.
Lawmakers try to find a compromise on House language that would delay an upcoming round of military base closures by two years.
Measurements used to gauge the performance of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet project are consolidated.