Measure exceeds Bush’s discretionary spending request by $564 million, blocks national animal ID program until concerns are addressed.
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Agency officials say they will meet their goal of enrolling 500 employees by year’s end, but union officials are skeptical.
Contingency contracts are not all in place either, agency official tells lawmakers.
Money would come from four IT programs, one of which could take a 50 percent cut if all funds are needed.
Bill is a companion to a House measure approved by the Financial Services Committee in March and awaiting floor action.
GAO sees improvement and members of Congress are working to get funding restored.
Agency will require detailed annual reports on accomplishments and progress in managing employees.
Number of positions involved has shrunk from 1,350 to 1,100 as employees await result.
Officials say local authorities will bear more responsibility during responses to this year's storms.
Agencies required to report employee-specific details by the end of year.