Questions raised about a $2.17 million small business contract for West Coast naval bases.
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Contract for 179 planes to replace the Air Force's aging KC-135 tanker fleet is worth $40 billion.
Increase would be phased in over four years and then indexed to inflation.
Language prohibits appropriations from being used to close or consolidate laboratories and offices.
Vehicles would be purchased with $82 million included in $2.7 billion budget for border security.
Provision prohibits agencies from collecting search fees if they fail to respond to a request in 20 days.
Bush's aides say the president will sign the $560 billion measure.
Inspector general and GAO cite poor oversight, insufficient controls.
Congress increases funding for SSA to address growing number of requests for hearings; but experts say fundamental changes still needed.
Omnibus measure sets funding at $76 million after Bush requested $870 million; lawmakers say $1.2 billion is available in funds from previous appropriations.