Budget resolution remains mired in conference committee over the issue of whether tax cuts, spending increases must be offset.
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Plan includes the possibility of federalizing security forces and creating a specialized unit to guard facilities.
While investigating fake degree-granting institutions, GAO auditors obtained two diplomas under a Senate leader's name.
ChoicePoint CEO Derek Smith says the airline passenger pre-screening system in development is too much like the controversial Terrorism Information Awareness data-mining project.
Veterans groups praise CARES plan, but local leaders express doubts. All sides want guarantee of uninterrupted health care.
Despite public outcry over recent data-sharing flaps, the government plans to issue a directive this summer requiring airlines to turn over passenger records.
There's not as much pork-barrel spending as you'd think, they argue, and it serves an important function.
Advocacy groups on Monday called for stronger leadership to help federal agencies get up to speed on hiring and promoting Hispanics.
Federal officials challenged to move aggressively to help the health care system make the switch.
The bottom line will be close to the $401.7 billion the Bush administration requested, senators say.