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Senators seek probe of base closing timetable

Senate Governmental Affairs leaders ask GAO to evaluate if Pentagon's recommendations appear to be "pre-ordained."

Bid to reduce funding for base closing initiative fails in House

Amendment allowing Congress to withhold funding until Pentagon officials release all BRAC information survives.

House nixes bid to delay BRAC round

Defeats amendment to put off current round of base closures before passing fiscal 2006 defense authorization measure.

GAO, panel find inadequate inspection of foreign cargo

Probes indicate DHS is inspecting less than 1 percent of containers overseas and 17.5 percent of high-risk cargo.

Former counterterrorism czar cites creeping complacency

Richard Clarke fears the terrorist threat is growing and contends some actions of the Bush administration and Congress are counterproductive to improving security.

House passes military quality of life spending bill

Legislation cuts administration's request for base-closure funds by $310 million.

Senator wants $96 million restored to DHS management

Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, says total cuts to Homeland Security management programs could endanger the new personnel system.

Lawmaker challenges companies to develop anti-terror technology

House Homeland Security Committee chairman also says DHS should place more emphasis on disrupting and preventing terrorist plots.

Armed Services panel chief retreats on proposal to limit women in combat

Agreement would require the Pentagon to give Congress 60-days notice before opening more combat roles to women.

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