Move is intended to resolve ambiguities in the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act.
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Union leaders say meetings accomplished little, if anything.
New rule, affecting about 2.7 million truckers, is final phase of Hazmat Threat Assessment Program.
Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., say the Pentagon has not released all the information used in the BRAC recommendations.
Senior administration officials called to testify before Senate next week.
Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, could take over the House Homeland Security Committee if Rep. Chris Cox, R-Calif., is confirmed as SEC chairman.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, says the delay in releasing information on the BRAC process is preventing communities from contesting the recommendations.
Defense Secretary Rumsfeld said federal workers can easily report wrongdoing today, drawing sharp criticism from a leading whistleblower advocate.
Spending bill would cut the DHS information analysis and infrastructure protection directorate budget by $5.8 million.