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Increase would be phased in over four years and then indexed to inflation.
Provision prohibits agencies from collecting search fees if they fail to respond to a request in 20 days.
Bush's aides say the president will sign the $560 billion measure.
Inspector general and GAO cite poor oversight, insufficient controls.
Congress increases funding for SSA to address growing number of requests for hearings; but experts say fundamental changes still needed.
Omnibus measure sets funding at $76 million after Bush requested $870 million; lawmakers say $1.2 billion is available in funds from previous appropriations.
Mark Filip, nominee for deputy attorney general, may get special accommodation because of the importance of the No. 2 position at the department.