Department expands expedited removal program to all border areas, and awards contract for emergency detention facilities.
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Mississippi governor says issue never came up because he made it clear from the beginning that he wanted to be in charge.
Draft of national infrastructure protection plan has generated about 7,000 comments, official says.
But president seeks expansion of Defense, Energy programs in State of Union address.
Congressional auditors cite leadership vacuum in response effort; DHS official calls their report “premature and unprofessional.”
Military could continue to use supplemental spending dollars to pay for some routine bills that would ordinarily be included in the regular budget.
Pentagon slated to spend about $34 billion over five years to develop grid.
Bureaucracy prevented federal agencies from filling local requests for rafts, buses and high-water boats, key senator says.
Secret Service, Customs and Border Protection nominees win praise from labor organizations--and some expressions of concern about building sound relationships with employees.
Second round of $7.1 billion funding request is likely to come after lawmakers are convinced that existing money is being put to good use.