DEFENSE - ALL ARTICLES
Governmental Affairs Committee also rejects move to give proposed director personnel authority over all intelligence agencies.
New report finds problems with most aspects of passenger and baggage screening, but says the Transportation Security Administration is working to make improvements.
Airline officials and the public have 30 days to respond, after which TSA plans to begin testing new passenger prescreening program.
Union bargaining will be limited and civilian personnel rules will be more flexible.
"Blue slip" maneuver could kill the entire fiscal 2005 Homeland Security appropriations measure.