But administration's plan predicts a surplus by fiscal 2012.
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Request comes amid Hill’s call for an investigation into agency operations.
Bush administration’s 2009 budget request represents almost 7 percent increase over this year’s spending.
Homeland Security Department chief says he will request $12 billion for border security.
Measure would require federal agencies to use simple language in commonly used forms.
Industrial alliance and lawmakers criticize decision to overhaul FutureGen program.
Agency officials had said closing the labs would consolidate efforts and make testing more efficient.
Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., appears to have the inside track to replace Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., as the top Republican on the House panel.
Agents will give travelers without the correct documents a warning, still allowing them into the country without delay.
Programs could face financial penalties for not reporting benefits paid out in error.