Poor-performing programs expected to take hits in fiscal 2006 submission early next month.
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Contracts with Defense Department and grants to nongovernmental organizations enable the agency to pitch in after tsunami disaster.
Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., will reintroduce measure to give president authority to overhaul the federal organizational chart.
More than 800 workers have reached the top of their pay bands and are no longer eligible for base salary increases.
Senators also urge Michael Leavitt to push to find a permanent head for the Food and Drug Administration.
Programs with lapsed authorizations received more than $170 billion in fiscal 2005, up from $80 billion in 2002.
Multibillion-dollar effort to focus on smaller projects that can show results more quickly.