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Senate conferees refuse to back off their original proposal, House leader complains.
New director Porter Goss has placed at least four former Republican congressional staff members in top positions and has given them powers over personnel and restructuring.
Democratic leaders would probably focus less on missile defense and more on congressional oversight of the Pentagon.
CIA inspector general told information provided from the investigation would not end up in the report.
More of the program will become classified as it resumes major flight testing after a two-year hiatus.
Managers will have greater ability to make budget and workforce changes.
A House GOP aide accused Senate conferees of holding immigration and law enforcement provisions "hostage" until a deal is reached on the proposed national intelligence director.
Agencies classified 14 million new documents in fiscal 2003, an increase of 60 percent over the comparable figure for fiscal 2001.
Ashcroft spent $210,000 in 2003 stumping for the law, according to GAO.