House and Senate last week approved emergency legislation to increase FEMA's borrowing authority from $3.5 billion to $18.5 billion to pay flood insurance claims related to hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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Subcommittee defends proposed witness list, which includes inspectors general and a former FBI agent.
Ex-officers worry that proposed exemption to anti-torture legislation would institutionalize the practice.
Hearing set for Jan. 24 in union lawsuit against National Security Personnel System.
Sites established as a means of detecting, assessing and thwarting spread of dangerous diseases are viewed as potential proliferation and public health threats.
Bill would require DHS to create a new database of small, disadvantaged companies available for recovery work.
Authorization bill approves military personnel accounts, including bonuses that would expire before Congress returns in January.
But House lawmakers said preliminary results of program "are not entirely encouraging."
Michael Kostelnik to step in during difficult transition period for new aviation wing.
System will be fully deployed by December 2006.