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House panel extends E-Verify, spends less on earmarks

Appropriators provide Homeland Security about $42.6 billion in discretionary spending for next fiscal year, about 1 percent less than the administration's request.

House passes bill to change selection process for five IGs

Financial regulatory agency watchdogs would be subject to presidential appointment and Senate confirmation.

GSA nominee clears panel, awaits full Senate vote

Leaders of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee lavish praise on Martha Johnson.

Senator voices concern over proposed weapons program cuts

Key appropriator says lack of funding could hurt ability to deter enemies.

Obama seeks restoration of pay/go provision

President says the strategy contributed to Clinton era surpluses.

From Nextgov.com: Recovery board to issue application agencies can use to report stimulus data

Transparency groups say a standard data format is needed so outside groups can analyze where recovery funds are spent and if they are saving or creating jobs.

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Obama pleases unions with labor relations appointments

Federal Labor Relations Authority had key vacancies for almost a year.

Lawmaker wants cap on littoral ship costs enforced

Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., has long been frustrated with cost increases in the Navy program.

Spending allocations show boosts for Defense, Transportation

House proposal includes $1.086 trillion in discretionary spending, about $74 billion more than the $1.012 trillion sought for fiscal 2009.

Administration plans to pick up the pace on stimulus spending

As White House maps out strategies for the next three months, questions emerge about spending during the first 100 days.