Senate panel chief will not support the administration’s homeland security spending proposal.
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Commandant told that budget increase will be withheld until report on Deepwater acquisition program is delivered.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau financial problems led to hiring freeze and spending restrictions.
Appropriations Committee trims $650 million from original request by President Bush for $81.9 billion.
With Navy leaders envisioning a fleet of smaller, faster and more agile ships, the future of the country's large shipbuilders is sinking fast.
More dollars proposed for border and port security and mass transportation systems over the next five years.
Michael Jackson's nomination now moves to the Senate floor.