Provision would retroactively require an independent binding arbitration board to settle wage and other differences; administration has threatened a veto.
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The office has both legislative and executive functions, White House representatives have said during squabble over executive order compliance.
Measure passes on a 240-179 vote, with more than enough opposition to sustain a veto.
Decrease followed agreement limiting the service to 70 percent of tax filers, auditors find.
Program's debt was $17.5 billion as of May; Congress has authorized FEMA to borrow $20.8 billion from the Treasury.
County officials upset by phase-out of tool to distribute disaster management software and establish interoperability standards.
Complaints are taking longer once they reach the EEOC, however.
Bill would require the agency to remove an industry team as the troubled project’s lead systems integrator within four years.
Lawmakers advance bill that would require the agency to take over management of the program by October 2011.
Office of Management and Budget urges Congress to meet full funding request, but veto threat stems from unrelated provisions.