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Labor union, congresswoman allege abuse of Navy laundry contract

Questions raised about a $2.17 million small business contract for West Coast naval bases.

Air Force may delay contract award for refueling tankers

Contract for 179 planes to replace the Air Force's aging KC-135 tanker fleet is worth $40 billion.

Pentagon task force urges 'modest' rise in TRICARE fees

Increase would be phased in over four years and then indexed to inflation.

Omnibus provision rules out FDA consolidation

Language prohibits appropriations from being used to close or consolidate laboratories and offices.

Funding is reserved for UAVs to monitor borders

Vehicles would be purchased with $82 million included in $2.7 billion budget for border security.

Bill to overhaul Freedom of Information Act goes to Bush

Provision prohibits agencies from collecting search fees if they fail to respond to a request in 20 days.

Senate passes omnibus spending bill with unfettered Iraq funds

Bush's aides say the president will sign the $560 billion measure.

Probe finds high risk of fraud in Defense transit subsidy program

Inspector general and GAO cite poor oversight, insufficient controls.

Backlog of Social Security disability claims likely to grow

Congress increases funding for SSA to address growing number of requests for hearings; but experts say fundamental changes still needed.

Spending bill cuts pandemic preparedness budget request

Omnibus measure sets funding at $76 million after Bush requested $870 million; lawmakers say $1.2 billion is available in funds from previous appropriations.