Committee leaders want the Interior Department to force oil and gas companies to pay royalties lost through the omission of price thresholds for certain lease agreements.
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Activists say OPM regulations have subverted the intent of a 2002 law meant to stiffen penalties for discrimination.
Critics say report to Congress covering two years of activity is short on details, seek commitment from recently arrived privacy chief.
Implementation would be costly, require new infrastructure and lead to traffic backups.
Wartime urgency pulls back the red tape on accelerated projects.
Employees involved in application development will be sent to work under the CIO Monday, and permanently placed there in April.
Measure would reduce the Homeland Security Department’s role in the event of a bioterror attack.
A first step will be to institute "pay/go" requirements that new entitlement programs or tax cuts be offset, incoming budget panel leader says.
Thad Allen cites plans for possible joint-duty requirements across Homeland Security agencies.
Joint House-Senate group will set spending levels; agencies will likely have an opportunity to appeal for more money.