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Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., also pledges to establish federal standards for the handling of coal ash.
Move comes after report shows half of agencies failed to meet special reporting requirements in fiscal 2006.
U.S. commander in Europe says more funding for schools, family housing is needed.
Observers say positioning Nancy Killefer within OMB is the right move.
Estimates for how much money will be attached range from $8 billion to $20 billion.
Nancy Killefer has a reputation for overhauling bureaucracies and improving efficiency.