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Administration touts rapid stimulus spending on transportation projects

Federal agencies have helped states exceed Recovery Act goals, officials say.

Union members picketed outside the hearing.

Reviews of NSPS sharply divided at first public hearing

Panel on Defense personnel system focuses on links between pay and performance, trust and training issues.

House approves Homeland Security spending bill

Republicans complain Democrats are placing inappropriate limits on amendments.

Democrats split over Afghanistan exit demands

Defense bill amendment demanding the Obama administration produce an exit strategy for the war in Afghanistan fails.

Senate panel adds seven F-22s to fiscal 2010 bill

The White House has threatened to veto any authorization measure that continues F-22 production.

Lawmaker says he'll urge appropriators to kill Osprey program

Officials defend the hybrid tilt-rotor aircraft, describing it as an essential weapon system.

Senate Defense bill to raise military pay by 3.4 percent

Plan sets pay hike a half-percent higher than the Obama administration requested.

Obama threatens veto of defense bill over fighter jet add-on

Allowing funding for more F-22 Raptors would reverse the Pentagon's decision to end production of the stealthy fighters.

Lawmaker eases demand for split tanker deal

Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., will stop short of requiring the Pentagon to use the split-buy strategy.

Mass. lawmakers urge Army to keep multimillion-dollar contract in state

Defense contractor plans to close New Bedford plant producing military backpacks and relocate work to Puerto Rico.