Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., could propose decreasing the Marine Corps' KC-130J aerial tanker buy in 2006 from 12 planes to four, to make room in the budget for at least nine C-130Js.
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Pentagon officials will provide Congress with list of closures and realignments only an hour before announcement.
Proponents of tighter border controls call for military action, more funding and merging homeland security bureaus.
Legislation would have restored collective bargaining rights in the Homeland Security Department.
To attract intelligence officers, bill also would allow Homeland Security secretary to issue recruitment bonuses.