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House votes to delay biometric visa requirement

Without the shift, U.S. consular offices would have been overwhelmed processing visas for travelers previously not required to have them.

House votes to keep Homeland Security in Washington

House passes a bill Monday that will keep DHS headquarters in its current, Nebraska Avenue, location.

Defense spending bill delayed, omnibus considered

Almost 200 amendments remain pending to the defense authorization bill.

Legislation would make security key in federal IT purchases

The measure would give OMB greater strength in setting budget guidelines.

FAA says it must hire, train air traffic controllers before retirement wave

Witnesses, legislators express concern over “looming danger,” await FAA report in December.

Cheney had no hand in Halliburton award, officials say

Defense, Army witnesses testify there was no contact over multibillion-dollar Iraqi oil-field contract.

Two union-backed outsourcing measures added to Senate Defense bill

New rights for civil servants to challenge outsourcing decisions could get stripped out in conference.

Auditors find use of Iraq contracts is a mixed bag

Defense says its process has ‘matured’ since the March 2003 invasion.

Budget deal still under negotiation; homeland spending bill moves forward

Conservatives balk at a proposed Senate rule change in fiscal 2005 budget legislation to reinstate "pay/go" offset requirements for three or five years.

Homeland Department seeks technology to detect suicide bombers

The House Appropriations Committee included $9.7 million in the fiscal 2005 homeland security spending bill for the initiative.