"Consistent stream of intelligence" shows terrorists want to disrupt November elections, Homeland Security says.
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Homeland Security Department evaluates plan to lift restrictions at Reagan National Airport.
House subcommittee backs $10 billion bill, $450 million more then President Bush requested.
David Stone's nomination to head TSA passes on voice vote.
Deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan have strained forces, but Bush administration opposes reinstating the draft.
Volunteers can have fingerprints and iris patterns recorded in agency databases to speed processing through security checkpoints.
First-ever authorization bill for the department seeks to bolster information sharing between federal, state and local agencies.
Homeland Security bill includes less funding than requested to hire intelligence officers, but endorses proposals for protecting critical infrastructure.
Budgeted to handle 19,444 detainees, agency houses thousands more and lacks funds to hold them, documents show.
But service officials say they have no plans to seek a waiver of a law requiring that half of all repair work be done by federal employees.