Two attempts to give standard civil service protections to federal employees at the proposed Homeland Security Department were defeated at a House hearing Friday.
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John Magaw stepped down Thursday as head of the Transportation Security Administration and will be replaced by James Loy, former head of the Coast Guard.
House Republicans are scrambling to reach a compromise with Democrats over the civil service rules that would govern the 170,000 employees of the proposed Homeland Security Department.