Air Force Gen. Duncan McNabb says the military successfully moved almost the same number of personnel into the country this year.
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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.
Sen. John McCain blames insufficient provisions for oversight, cost control and competition.
Deal would set up a $2 billion fund to consolidate tribal and individual lands which may have hundreds of owners with fractional ownership interests.
About 200 people are expected to attend Washington meetings on a proposal that would change requirements for Alaska native firms and others.
Agencies must deliver on several initiatives in key Obama administration effort.