Coast Guard officers could get the authority to carry firearms while at a waterfront facility, make arrests for felony offenses and seize property.
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Agency needs to reallocate staff based on limit of 45,000 screeners set by Congress.
Lawmaker says the current climate of conflict in Iraq and the ongoing war on terrorism make it the wrong time to close military installations.
Flight attendants demand the Transportation Security Administration require airlines to provide them with counterterrorism training.
The goal is to stop the flow of federal dollars into fake degree-granting institutions.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman says Homeland Security panel is supposed to focus on oversight, not legislation.
Joint Chiefs chairman acknowledges that forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are using up equipment faster than anticipated.
US-VISIT effort lacks "rigorous, disciplined management," General Accounting Office concludes.
Measure paves the way for a broadening of federal employees' rights to protest outsourcing decisions.
A safety center created in the aftermath of the space shuttle Columbia disaster has released its first assessments on four high-profile National Aeronautics and Space Administration projects.