State Department fails to consistently use counterfeit detection techniques or verify identity data.
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The $67.4 billion in discretionary funding is $1.3 billion below Obama's request.
The 15th extension includes additional safety measures, including new training requirements and more instruction hours for pilots.
Appropriations bill reflects president’s budget request.
Energy-efficient solutions are some of the most common suggestions submitted in White House contest.
Legislation would include data on all such requests before a final vote on the funding.
The full House and Senate must approve spending bills to take reduced schedule off the table for fiscal 2011.
Emergency spending bill would provide $701 million for increased security along U.S.-Mexican border.
Republicans blamed Democrats for limiting the number of amendments that can be offered to the measure.
The bill includes $77.3 billion in discretionary funding for fiscal 2011 -- a slight decrease from the $78 billion Congress provided in fiscal 2010.