The lawmakers asked Rumsfeld to assure them that members of the military would not be discharged, demoted or face any other penalties for providing information to the commission.
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Reformers defeat first attempt to roll back powers of new national intelligence director, but expect more battles to come.
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs leaders give Pentagon four more days to deliver information.
Defense Department officials generated hundreds of thousands of pages of documents when making their list of base-closure recommendations.
Bill expected to go to Senate floor by July 4.
Agency's CIO disputes reports that new system, designed to replace failed Virtual Case File project, will cost nearly $800 million.
Leaders on Senate Armed Services Committee say administration withheld too much information from e-mails and other documents.
Slot will open up if if Senate confirms current panel chairman Christopher Cox, R-Calif., to serve as the next Securities and Exchange Commission chief.
DHS chief set to announce actions to be taken as a result of review of all of department's operations.