Proposal comes days after GAO report knocks panel’s financial management.
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GAO says poor planning, lagging funding, ineffective distribution lead to delays.
No glaring deficiencies found in national prevention and response capability, but final results will take months to process.
Lawmakers said recent events cast doubt on federal agencies’ ability to react to a biological attack.
In 2003, nearly 75 percent of SESers received top ratings and more than half received bonuses averaging $12,883.
If Congress waives escrow requirement, rate hike request would be withdrawn.
Amendments providing food aid for developing nations could total $320 million.