Vice President Dick Cheney, is returning from Middle East to be on hand to break possible tie on crucial budget vote.
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Cuts will leave most agencies’ research coffers flat, but are not as deep as some in science community had feared.
Historically, the president only grants second day off to round out a four-day weekend.
Members move Defense spending and authorization bills, and a $39.7 billion budget-cutting package, to the Senate.
House version of authorization bill would expand healthcare system for National Guard and reserve troops, raise enlistment bonuses
Federal technology executives’ confidence in cybersecurity also slips.
In ongoing tussle, labor leader challenges acceptance of “time and materials” bids in public-private contest.