Members of panel disagree with key senators on proposal to change formula for first-responder grants.
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Homeland Security secretary says 1,500 Border Patrol agents are being hired to beef up enforcement.
Department defends decision, saying plan was meant for unforeseen disasters.
Defense secretary tells Pentagon officials to push for changes in "obsolete" laws and work on legislation to give department greater management flexibility.
Various departmentwide initiatives would be included in agency’s portfolio.
Move to establish central board to oversee recovery efforts appears to be on back burner.
Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, R-Va., will decide later this fall how to proceed with a congressional review of 1878 Posse Comitatus Act.
McCain, appropriators in tangle over spending bill language.
Budget watchers say appropriators freed up large sums of money by transferring programs from the traditional budget to the $50 billion wartime emergency account.
Pentagon would receive $70.4 billion for R&D; Bush proposed $69.4 billion.