Senate may leave without approving money to shore up VA budget.
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Workers unhappy with caps on compensation ponder lawsuit to accompany their EEOC age discrimination complaint.
Agency leaders confirmed the anticipated July 13 date at the conclusion of a two-day technical review involving more than 100 shuttle officials.
OMB bill would authorize two types of commissions to evaluate federal programs.
OMB also objects to across-the-board 3.1 percent pay raise.
By placing White House loyalists in key Cabinet departments, President Bush has moved to solidify his control of the government in his second term.
At issue is whether the Pentagon can work quickly enough to prepare housing and training sites for the influx of troops, and whether the military has adequate air and sea lift to transport soldiers to foreign hot spots.
Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson told House and Senate lawmakers Tuesday that the agency would have enough money through internal accounting moves to cover gaps in funding this year.