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Bush calls for 2.2 percent pay raise in 2007

In break with previous proposals, president seeks same increase for military service members and civilian employees.

DHS budget emphasizes immigration reform, border security

Fiscal 2007 request also includes increases for efforts to detect weapons of mass destruction.

Budget includes modest boost for IT programs

President Bush asks Congress for $64.3 billion, but legislators have a history of appropriating less than he requests.

President's budget seeks to rein in discretionary spending

Fiscal 2007 proposal promises continued focus on results and recommends significant cuts to 141 programs.

More R&D spending proposed, earmarks criticized

Overall science funding request is flat, but non-defense R&D nevertheless would be boosted 1.9 percent.

Bush makes new push for Patent Office to keep fees

Agency's proposed budget includes incentives to retain "highly qualified and productive workforce."

Budget cuts may prove difficult in election year

Lawmakers praise effort to slow entitlement growth, warn that stringent cuts in discretionary spending may be hard to swallow.

Defense budget continues to climb

Technology transformation programs fare well, while some poor-performing or low priority items are recommended for reductions.