The "one-size-fits-all" approach to awarding homeland security grants to state and local governments is not working and needs to be changed, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
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The top Senate aide for appropriations on Monday said federal funding for homeland security activities may be lower in fiscal 2004 than they are in the current year since Congress passed an emergency supplemental that boosted homeland security funding.
A pilot program that joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and some private health plans could help officials to detect a bioterrorism attack before emergency rooms are overwhelmed.
A Democratic lawmaker is pushing for limits on federal agencies that want to change their personnel systems.
The ranking member of the House Government Reform Committee is urging committee leaders to delay voting on the Defense Department’s recently unveiled proposal for a new civilian personnel system.