The package includes six fiscal 2010 appropriations bills and a 2 percent pay raise for civilian employees.
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Senate will spend the weekend working through an omnibus appropriations bill and will return to the health debate next week.
Immigration reforms sought by administration could expand agency’s workload in 2010.
Omnibus contains six unfinished appropriations bills; second measure will address Defense spending.
Air Force Gen. Duncan McNabb says the military successfully moved almost the same number of personnel into the country this year.
Legislation would establish an 18-member bipartisan commission to make recommendations to Congress on how to cut the deficit.
With bigger role and more dangerous posts, security service struggles to balance reliance on contractors.
The executive order does not include expanded bargaining power favored by unions.
Obama’s backers are dogged in their support of him.
Package is expected to be attached to Transportation-HUD spending legislation and to include five other non-defense appropriations bills.