Language in House defense bill would let the Pentagon reopen programs significantly exceeding cost goals to competition.
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House Republicans keep focus on border security and remain reluctant to back President Bush’s call for a temporary worker program.
Former intelligence court judge says government has been careful to separate evidence obtained with a warrant from that gathered in eavesdropping program.
Move will help 2,000 secret-level applications; Top Secret credentials and requests for re-investigations still stalled.
Bill funds DHS personnel system below president’s request.
One measure would make the agency independent again; other would keep it within the Homeland Security Department.
Neither the White House nor House leaders want the final price tag to exceed $94.5 billion.
Six thousand National Guard members will be deployed to Mexican border pending implementation of initiative to add 6,000 border control officers by the end of 2008.
Subcommittee says DHS has yet to produce plan demanded last month; fiscal 2007 funding at risk.
Bush administration tried -- and failed -- to federalize National Guard units deployed to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina last year.