Department is looking for a contractor to help develop and integrate technology and infrastructure with border personnel.
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Request comes as governors and National Guard leaders are fighting an Army decision to seek funding for 17,000 fewer Guard troops.
Union claims agriculture inspectors wouldn’t be adequately served by either of the two large unions on the ballot.
By 2008 states will be required to issue cards, such as driver’s licenses, meeting federal specifications.
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.
Bush argues that the 27-year-old law governing domestic eavesdropping doesn’t adequately address Internet-based communications.
House subcommittee chairman demands strategic plan; program manager says one is on the way by the end of April.
Member says he will fight Bush’s decision to eliminate funding for grants to help emergency response groups pay for personnel.
House member suggests another base-closure round as one way of remedying the problem.
Revamp, designed to encourage speedier purchases of such systems, will be announced within the next month.