McCain, Obama should name potential Homeland Security appointees before the November election, say witnesses at a congressional hearing.
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Agency could take after the Resolution Trust Corp., created to help with the 1980s savings and loan crisis, or the 1932 Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
Democrats dropped a package of Defense authorization bill amendments that included provisions to enhance contract competition and oversight.
Spike in use of vessels by drug cartels creates legal and logistical challenges for Coast Guard.
Provision aimed at improving the process of delivering military absentee ballots from overseas appear among those off the table.
Proposal would set up an organization that would buy troubled assets from financial institutions to prevent them from failing.
Homeland Security official calls continuing resolutions "extremely distracting" for any agency, says level funding would stunt the department's growth.
Disagreement swirls around location, funding.
Environment and Public Works chairwoman criticizes department for shirking its duties regarding contaminated sites.
A continuing resolution to fund agencies in the new fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 is on the list of unfinished legislation.