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Administration seeks delay on visa waiver programs

If countries do not meet the deadline to install biometric passports that machines can read, visitors from those countries would have to obtain special visas.

Coast Guard expects facilities, vessels to meet deadline

Lawmakers expressed concern that some empty cargo containers are not being checked upon entry to U.S. ports.

Panel approves measure killing $10 billion US VISIT contract

The legislation also includes language to close loopholes allowing the Homeland Security Department to contract with off-shore companies.

Pentagon relents in standoff over military construction bill

Service chiefs agree to testify in hearings that could foreshadow which military bases will be closed.

Appropriations panel to vote on homeland security spending bill

The $30.8 billion legislation would maintain a 45,000 cap for Transportation Security Administration airport passenger screeners.

House chair says DHS should lead intelligence analysis

Homeland Security Committee Chairman Christopher Cox, R-Calif., says housing such efforts within the CIA is only an "interim step."

House panel receives 'first responder' extension

Judiciary Committee gets a week's extension to take its shot at revamping the federal process for issuing grants to first responders.

Popular culture clashes with homeland security mission, panel chief says

House Homeland Security Committee chairman takes on filmmaker Michael Moore.

Senate votes for $25 billion in emergency Iraq funds

But the Defense Department will get only limited flexibility in spending the funds.

House chairmen clash over first responder funding bill

Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Don Young, R-Alaska, says Homeland Security Committee should focus on oversight, not legislation.