Despite brief delay in scheduling of vote, nomineee is approved unanimously, 98-0.
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Samuel Bodman says plan is "merely a matter of trying to respond to what we perceive to be the wishes of this Congress."
Foreign aid items in war supplemental could draw ire from legislators.
Lawmaker questions use of supplemental to fund recurring expenses of Iraq war.
Michael Chertoff says he wants to hear from them about how to make the department better.
Request includes funding to restructure and increase the number of Army combat brigades and for humanitarian assistance in Sudan.
Structural reforms on Capitol Hill fall short, experts say.
Although 9/11 panel found maritime or surface transportation have greater risk of attack, aviation continues to draw most dollars.