Appropriations Committee trims $650 million from original request by President Bush for $81.9 billion.
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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.
Current and former officials tell Congress of lack of clear mission, poor coordination, inept management and infighting.
House panel to hold hearing on merging the bureaus of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.
Committee could approve Michael Jackson’s nomination this week.
Budget may not sustain both Joint Strike Fighter and F/A-22.
Defense Department will make its recommendations for closures and realignments in mid-May.