Financial conflict-of-interest questions have plagued the nominee for second-in-command at the Defense Department.
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Directives outline discipline, official responsibility and labor relations in the new Homeland Security personnel system.
The Pentagon's fiscal 2006 budget request sought four new ships, but House and Senate appropriators are pushing for as many as eight new ship purchases.
Group asks court to rule on legality of regulations.
Some lawmakers say they will fight to restore funding for technical systems, arguing that cuts threaten national security.
Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., concerned that Defense workers would leave public service rather than their communities.
Bill sets aside $363.7 billion in base military spending.