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Republicans band together to monitor stimulus spending

GOP senators want to ensure the money is used for its intended purposes.

Army modernization project faces uncertain future

With a new administration and a worsening economy, there is unprecedented pressure to trim the complex and expensive Future Combat Systems.

Omnibus provision suspends controversial women's procurement regulation

Rule limits the number of set-asides for female-owned small businesses.

Observers worry White House 'czars' have too much power

President's team continues to expand, despite not being cleared by Congress.

Panel examines FDA challenges on eve of nominations

Obama has nominated former New York Health Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to lead the agency on the heels of one of the largest food recalls in history.

Appropriations chief says prudence dictates looking into second stimulus

Panel is considering its options in case congressional leaders decide another injection of money into the economy is necessary.

President will issue regulations Friday on stimulus spending

Vice president says not all legal spending will be acceptable under recovery rules.

House lawmakers reintroduce bill to protect federal whistleblowers

Legislation is necessary as the government seeks to ensure proper oversight of economic stimulus funds, representatives say.

Emergency plans would send troops to Mexican border

Action would only be used as a last resort if violence in Mexico continues to spin out of control.

Appropriator wants to use war supplemental to pay for new tanker fleet

Congress already has approved $66 billion in emergency spending this year.