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HHS chief presses for funds to combat bioterrorism

The Bush administration, responding swiftly to the anthrax scare, asked Congress Wednesday to approve another $1.5 billion to combat terrorism and bolster federal efforts to respond to chemical weapons attacks.

Anthrax scare shuts down House; Senate stays open

Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Minority Leader Trent Lott vowed to keep the Senate open, while the House of Representatives decided to shut down so that House facilities could be checked for anthrax contamination.

NASA chief announces resignation

NASA Administrator Dan Goldin on Wednesday announced his resignation.

FAA chief calls for greater federal role in aviation security

The federal government must have greater authority to manage the workers who screen passengers at the nation’s airports, Jane Garvey, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, said in a speech at the National Press Club Wednesday.