Increase is smaller than expected in the wake of Katrina.
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Witnesses disagree over whether it's the federal government's job to determine when ravaged regions should be reopened to residents.
Senior Democrat says taxpayers are being overcharged, calls for investigation.
President Bush may not sign legislation if it falls short of Pentagon's request.
Bill would provide $56.7 million for Secure Flight in fiscal 2006.
Panelists recommend scrapping Pentagon’s $474 million online reservation system.
Current restrictions have resulted in states like Wyoming receiving more grant funding per capita than New York during the last three years.
Protections should extend to national security whistleblowers, interest groups say.
Once the poster child for transformation and efficiency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s gradual deterioration left it weak and ill-prepared for Katrina.
Commissioner Robert Bonner will remain at the agency's helm until November.