House Armed Services Committee leader breaks with colleagues in advocating a "clean" bill free of extra domestic spending to increase its chances of passage.
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Plan doesn't change regulations for drilling and other activities, but promotes coordinated oversight and disaster response.
Regular meetings planned nationwide to improve communication between environmental officials and crop producers.
The former supervisors could face criminal charges for misconduct.
Southwest border states will send 1,200 guardsmen to support Homeland Security personnel.
Officials also suggest promoting an internal culture of openness before expanding the effort to include sharing information with outsiders.
New initiative aims to reduce number of claims filed and amount of workers’ compensation payments.
Appropriators agree to cap fiscal 2011 discretionary spending at $1.114 trillion.
Most surveyed express dissatisfaction with technology investments; want to change annual financial statements.
Committee is slated to consider the Transportation-HUD and the Military Construction-Veterans Affairs appropriations measures.