Legislation is necessary as the government seeks to ensure proper oversight of economic stimulus funds, representatives say.
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Action would only be used as a last resort if violence in Mexico continues to spin out of control.
Congress already has approved $66 billion in emergency spending this year.
Lawmakers and advocates remain concerned that contracts will be bundled to benefit large firms.
Vivek Kundra says government must take advantage of consumer technologies .
Passage of $410 billion omnibus bill prevents Congress from having to approve another continuing resolution.
Mexican government says 90 percent of weapons seized from drug cartels come illegally from the United States.
President says bill is "necessary for the ongoing functions of government."
The government’s central Web portal for processing grants is not equipped to handle influx of stimulus-related applications , says budget director.
Critics argue that fielding two types of tankers would cost more because each would have its own training and maintenance requirements.