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An Uphill Battle

Putting a congressional district on a wish list doesn't automatically create a turnover.

Senator urges budget panel to keep postal overhaul in mind

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, expected to release legislation calling for "meaningful postal reform" on Thursday.

Republicans take issue with Bush Homeland Security proposals

GOPers back plan to merge agencies, but oppose effort to increase passenger ticket fees to pay for security costs at the nation's airports.

Senators to propose changes to intelligence overhaul law

Proposal would give the national intelligence director one point of contact with the eight defense intelligence agencies the director will oversee.

Anthrax alarm closes three mail facilities

An initial test on material from a Pentagon mail center turned up positive for anthrax.

Report urges GSA to step up auditing of contracts

GAO says agency lacks documentation to show whether it has negotiated fair prices.

Congress, employees still await details of Defense personnel system

Defense officials tell Senators that more information will emerge during upcoming "meet and confer" period.

Legal battle over FAA outsourcing decision begins

Protest by losing employee team could delay plans to transfer flight service work to contractor.

Lawmakers cite concerns about gaps in border security

Hearing of Senate Judiciary subcommittees focuses on challenges, vulnerabilities of enforcing border and immigration laws.

House budget leader criticizes Senate plan

Budget Committee Chairman Jim Nussle, R-Iowa, said he was not confident the two chambers could resolve their differences in conference.