But critics argue that the new committee lacks sufficient jurisdiction over Homeland Security operations.
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New regulations create a militarywide definition of sexual assault and an Office of Victims’ Advocate.
Teresa Chambers, who was fired in July, insists she's "legitimately an applicant."
Immigrant tracking system is expected to expand to 165 land crossings by the end of 2005.
Latest proposal would give revamped committee jurisdiction over the Homeland Security Department's internal operations, while continuing oversight role of other panels.
Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, R-Va., will take a close look at any proposal to limit the Navy to 11 aircraft carriers.
Connecticut senator and former presidential candidate says he's not interested in becoming national intelligence director or Homeland Security secretary.
Report predicts contract awards to businesses owned by disabled veterans will reach $2.8 billion within the next three years, up from $103.7 million in 2003.
Agencies will pay fees to the State Department based on how many staffers they send to embassies abroad.
U.S. agencies and Pentagon mobilize to provide assistance, say more help is forthcoming.