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Measure would broaden the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act, and create FBI unit to investigate criminal action by contractors in war zones.
Ex-GSA contracting officer also charged in connection with the scheme, for allegedly accepting more than $100,000 in bribes.
U.S. efforts to build up the Iraqi government's capacity are hindered by a lack of coordination, GAO chief and inspector general say.
At issue is whether Alphonso Jackson lined up work at the Housing Authority of New Orleans for a friend.
Measure would prohibit the Federal Protective Service from hiring companies owned or operated by convicted felons.
Tactic assumes the bill is a political winner, even if Democrats lack the votes to override a veto.