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Senate showdown looms over first-responder funding

Two senators have offered legislation to revamp the spending formula as an amendment to the fiscal 2006 Homeland Security appropriations measure.

Senators to take up proposal to nix GSA's eTravel system

Small business travel agencies push key members of Congress to block GSA's program.

Contracting officers need more help, panelists charge

Performance-based contracting would be easier to understand and implement if agencies shared techniques and information, public and private sector employees say.

Union members rally against Defense, DHS personnel changes

Lawmakers join protest in show of support for workers.

White House to ask $2 billion more for VA health care

That's higher than earlier estimates yet still not enough to meet increased demands, according to critics.

Urban, rural divide marks debate over security aid

Plan to revamp the first responder spending formula met with contention.

Hawaiian lawmakers urge base-closing commission to forget Pearl Harbor

Initially spared in this base-closure round, the historic Hawaii base is getting a second look from BRAC commissioners.

Pennsylvania, Illinois take legal steps to halt base closures

Governors argue they weren't consulted about potential changes to National Guard units.

HHS, DHS officials defend cooperative efforts

Two agencies must work together under last year’s Project Bioshield law, designed to increase U.S. supply of countermeasures to biological, chemical and radiological agents.