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Panel setting stage for Pentagon budget boost

House Armed Services Committee might use its own in-depth review of U.S. armed forces and security threats as leverage to ask for additional funding.

Homeland Security, HUD offer housing payments to evacuees

Louisiana governor objects to new program, saying it will not help displaced citizens return to her state.

FEMA spending slows, agency cites delays in billings

FEMA is still spending about $300 million per day, and funneling billions of dollars to other agencies.

Coast Guard official fills leadership void in Katrina relief effort

Vice Adm. Thad Allen seeks to cut red tape, reassure local officials.

Weather Service officials gave dire, accurate warnings before Katrina hit

Lawmakers heaped praise on the National Weather Service during the hearing, saying the agency performed exceptionally well.

Agencies swing into action on Hurricane Rita response

Lt. Gen. Robert Clark, commander of the 5th Army, was tapped Thursday to head the military task force for Hurricane Rita.

Senate panel OKs grants for first responder communications

Bill would authorize $400 million in state grants to strengthen emergency communications systems next year and increase the amount annually to $1 billion by 2010.

Privacy, security experts urge delay of passenger screening system

TSA said it plans to conduct live tests at the end of the year.

Lawmaker seeks clarification of military's 'broader role' in disasters

House Armed Services chair wants to know if President Bush supports revising Posse Comitatus law.

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