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.
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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.
Rep. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said new plan "doesn't reflect reality."
Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau officials point to at least two dozen investigations conducted in the last year.