Homeland Security says move is part of a comprehensive strategy to curb illegal immigration.
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Agency official in New Orleans said he constantly had to "rein in" Defense officials who wanted to take control of relief operations.
Bill likely to pass full House, but unlikely to gain traction in Senate; Democrats decry lack of guest worker program.
Treasury Department -- accustomed to free protection for its secretary-- will now need to pick up the tab.
Half of government facilities in the region are estimated to be up and running.
Maverick analysts in 2000 turned up names of some 9/11 hijackers, but methods called into question.
Bill would give airport owners a way around cap on federal screeners.
A withdrawal from Iraq would leave Bush with the challenge of securing adequate funding to back Iraqi forces.
Cuts could affect 10,500 troops and save $154 in annual payroll costs, but are likely to generate significant political opposition.
Immigration and border security measure likely to reach the House floor next week, minus language establishing the work program.