Appropriations chairman wants to work on the bills one at a time, as opposed to packaging them in an omnibus.
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Pentagon staff is evaluating if funds allocated for an alternative engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which the administration opposes, is grounds for veto.
Winners of federal contracts created or saved one job for every $70,000 received.
DCAA could boost its workforce by as many as 700 employees, but lawmakers remain concerned.
Final Homeland Security spending bill allows detainees to be brought to the United States for trial.
Action comes after Sen. Tom Coburn held up the legislation over exclusion of language requiring public disclosure of certain mandatory reports from agencies to Congress.
Industry fears the voluntary standards are too rigid and eventually could be made mandatory for companies looking to do business with the government.
The four services and their National Guard and reserve components signed up 296,505 young men and women in fiscal 2009.
Democrats accuse Republicans of using legislative stalling tactics.
Watchdog says communication between Treasury and the Federal Reserve was "virtually nonexistent."