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Proponents of the position say it needs to be occupied by an official who can give it his or her full attention.
Oversight hearing will focus on the role of private security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Senate majority leader says he intends to send President Bush three spending bills in the coming weeks and “see what he does with them.”
A lack of accountability, contract bundling and preferences for Alaska native firms are also cited as obstacles facing small companies seeking federal work.
Legislation would require the Homeland Security and State departments to expedite processing and streamline screening.
Agency is hindering investigations into corruption in Iraq and the controversial security firm Blackwater USA, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., says.
Position differs from that in proposal from presidential advisory group, which stayed within the framework of the agency’s current resources and authorities.
Maneuvering for language condemning recent ad by anti-war group comes amid partisan rhetoric over slow progress on annual spending bills.