Senator's plan includes $8.4 billion increase above President Bush's fiscal 2006 budget proposal.
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With $1 billion advanced research budget, the agency has awarded 200 contracts out of 7,000 proposals.
Subcommittee chairman grills board chief on previous endorsement of changes.
Michael Chertoff says threat analysis should drive the department's organization and policies, not the other way around.
NNSA report found that Sandia National Laboratories played down the public's risk from its nuclear reactors.
Europe's plan to resume selling arms to China already has generated the beginning of a backlash in Congress.
Nearly 9,500 gay service members have been discharged from the military under the policy.
In final speech, Homeland Security undersecretary Asa Hutchinson says Minuteman Project to monitor border activity is risky.