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House lawmakers direct funds away from DHS personnel system

Union commends move as bill awaits Senate action.

Veterans ask for more contracting help

Veteran-owned firms say winning federal contracts is too hard, even with certain preferences.

Buy American provision likely to die in Senate, critics say

A House-approved amendment that could bar Airbus from competing against Boeing for an Air Force tanker contract will face opposition in the Senate.

Pentagon Pay

A new committee will examine the military pay system and could recommend changes.

Senate Dems target SSA official for promoting Bush plan

Democrats launch investigation into whether assistant commissioner violated federal ban on congressional lobbying by federal employees when he edited testimony of lobbyist.

House members fail in effort to derail base-closing commission

Armed Services Committee defeats measure to terminate base realignment and closure process.

House passes Homeland Security reauthorization measure

Bill would authorize funding to hire 2,000 more border agents and elevate role of cybersecurity chief at department.

Homeland Security secretary calls for ‘worldwide security envelope’

On eve of trip to Europe, Chertoff calls for better collaboration to vet people and cargo.