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But board is split on whether to support additional investment funds.
President says he will ask agency leaders next week for specific proposals on trimming their budgets.
Gates will request "substantial money" for the program as part of the fiscal 2010 budget.
While the Senate resolution does not include reconciliation instructions, the House resolution has them for healthcare reform and education legislation.
The rule was to take effect in February, but the Obama administration has delayed implementation until June 30.
Defense chief says Pentagon needs annual budgets that allow the military to battle a range of threats.
The records of physician claims paid by Medicare are not available to the public, but that could change under an administration pushing for greater transparency .
Value of projects awarded under the risky arrangement has nearly doubled in the past eight years.
James Glassman urges his replacement to get out and talk to key players at other agencies.