They argue that the current Select Committee on Homeland Security should be allowed to go out of business.
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Opponents argue that nixing Accenture's contract would delay securing the nation's borders for two years and cost the jobs of 330,000 U.S. workers.
Measure would have created new penalties -- including up to 20 years in jail -- for contractors convicted of overcharging.
Rep. Sue Kelly, R-N.Y., laments "vast expanse of bureaucracies" that are currently responsible for seeking to cut off terrorist financing.
Senate leaders are attempting to reach a deal to wrap up debate on the fiscal 2005 defense reauthorization bill.
Recommendations for overhauling federal agencies expected at end of July.
Measure provides $896 million more than President Bush requested.
Bill includes funding for a 3.5 percent troop pay raise.