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Davis joins push to restore FEMA’s independence

Position puts the House Government Reform Committee chairman at odds with leaders of other powerful committees.

Rice seeks better welcome for foreigners

State Department has decreased wait times for visa applicants, with 97 percent now receiving their visas within a day or two.

Mandatory employment verification seen as privacy threat

Pilot program allowing employers to screen information from job applicants against federal databases has been a disaster, ACLU lawyer says.

Union officials criticize Bush’s choice for FEMA director

But David Paulison wins backing of some legislators.

Senator pushes Navy to reimburse Northrop for post-Katrina delays

Such costs are generally covered by insurance, but the defense giant and its insurer are in litigation.

Homeland Security gets moving on border project

Department is looking for a contractor to help develop and integrate technology and infrastructure with border personnel.

Air Force chief argues for future cuts in reserve forces

Request comes as governors and National Guard leaders are fighting an Army decision to seek funding for 17,000 fewer Guard troops.

Small union moves to delay election at DHS bureau

Union claims agriculture inspectors wouldn’t be adequately served by either of the two large unions on the ballot.

Coalition shares ideas for implementing standard IDs

By 2008 states will be required to issue cards, such as driver’s licenses, meeting federal specifications.

Controversial language likely to be cut from immigration bill

Provisions in House-passed legislation--such as language that would make it a felony to be in the United States illegally--are all but certain not to become law.