Federal agencies have helped states exceed Recovery Act goals, officials say.
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Panel on Defense personnel system focuses on links between pay and performance, trust and training issues.
Republicans complain Democrats are placing inappropriate limits on amendments.
Defense bill amendment demanding the Obama administration produce an exit strategy for the war in Afghanistan fails.
The White House has threatened to veto any authorization measure that continues F-22 production.
Officials defend the hybrid tilt-rotor aircraft, describing it as an essential weapon system.
Plan sets pay hike a half-percent higher than the Obama administration requested.
Allowing funding for more F-22 Raptors would reverse the Pentagon's decision to end production of the stealthy fighters.
Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., will stop short of requiring the Pentagon to use the split-buy strategy.
Defense contractor plans to close New Bedford plant producing military backpacks and relocate work to Puerto Rico.