Defense Department will make its recommendations for closures and realignments in mid-May.
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Merit Systems Protection Board officials say provisions in the new Homeland Security personnel system require the agency to start giving priority to its cases.
The $4.5 billion Foreign Affairs Authorization Act provides $1.5 billion for embassy security, construction and maintenance.
Predictable costs associated with operations in Iraq and Afghanistan should be in the baseline budget, GOP chairman tells military service chiefs.
Proposed legislation would provide scholarships and loan repayments for government public health workers.
Plan will be submitted in 10 days, says TSA administrator.
House Appropriations Committee wants to add $1.8 billion in military funds to fiscal 2005 war supplemental and cut $1.5 billion in foreign aid.