Newly created position would be designed to work on behalf of a list of a group of states with small populations.
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New organization will have about 250 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.
Army's figure has grown in last several weeks and other services are now devising new cost estimates to relocate their troops.
DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff takes revamp plan to the Hill, but some lawmakers come out swinging with criticisms.
Cost estimates for move as high as $25 billion.
Lawmakers concerned that repeated issues with key space programs are sign of larger problems with the Pentagon's weapons-buying practices.
Bills would revamp visa program, as well as enhance enforcement and border security.
Lawmakers from "higher-risk" urban areas look to get changes more favorable to them into the conference report.
Job would become a cabinet-level position.
Rules still slated to go into effect Aug. 1; some top-level positions would receive title, pay changes.