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First responders push Congress to act on broadcast frequency issue

Lawmakers are squabbling over legislation to free up airwaves for police and firefighters.

Homeland Security chief seeks better liability protection for companies

Program created in 2002 has been dogged by complaints that application process is too onerous.

Study: Northeast, Midwest hit hard by previous base closings

Report by organization studying issues affecting the two regions argues they should be spared deep BRAC cuts this time.

Senate backer could move to protect C-130J program

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., could propose decreasing the Marine Corps' KC-130J aerial tanker buy in 2006 from 12 planes to four, to make room in the budget for at least nine C-130Js.

Defense weighs strategy for releasing base closure list

Pentagon officials will provide Congress with list of closures and realignments only an hour before announcement.

Lawmakers consider using military to seal U.S. borders

Proponents of tighter border controls call for military action, more funding and merging homeland security bureaus.

Union laments failed homeland security amendment

Legislation would have restored collective bargaining rights in the Homeland Security Department.