Senate bill would replace current funding stream of voluntary contributions from participating agencies with an annual budget.
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Senate Finance Committee has been working on a measure since 2006.
The $1 billion needed to pay for additional soldiers would come from lower-priority requirements.
Online sign up marks the first step toward full spending reports, due in early October.
Independent panel will resolve outstanding disputes with FEMA over funding for projects spurred by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Bank regulators oppose proposal to create a new agency overseeing the rule-writing, examination and enforcement of financial products.
Both chambers of Congress have legislation in the pipeline to ease the agency's financial burden in the short-term by about $2 billion.
Allan Burman says roving teams of performance professionals could help implement ‘sizable’ contracts in a few days.
Backlog of 200,000 claims await processors, but some universities and colleges will allow veterans who have unpaid tuition and housing bills to remain in school.
Suit is the latest in a long-running investigation of firms that sold defective gear to military and law enforcement agencies.