Request for fiscal 2010 is expected to exceed $580 billion, and officials might seek an extra $80 billion in emergency funds by January to cover military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Democratic Congress likely to steer focus away from administration and toward those getting the money, procurement specialists say.
The economic catastrophe will bring more regulation, more skepticism and more scrutiny.
Senate Judiciary chairman says he wants to move quickly on considering Eric Holder.
Former assistant U.S. attorney will oversee $700 billion in taxpayer money to help stabilize the financial industry.
Maine senator says it is vital for Small Business Administration officials to be involved in discussions about stabilizing the economy.
Republican Jack Kemp and Democrat Henry Cisneros recommend an independent enforcement entity that would replace the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.
Democrats seek to thwart regulatory changes affecting fuel economy standards, endangered species and energy production.
Former procurement chief faces three old charges and two new ones related to his dealings with Jack Abramoff.
But agency plans to issue awards for the ITservices pact to small businesses by the end of the year.