Bill would stem severe pay hit for federal employees serving in the Guard, reserves.
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Separation would be costly and would make the government’s response to disasters less coordinated, DHS secretary argues.
Lawmakers ask Michael Chertoff for an explanation of his department’s decision to cut grant awards in some key urban areas.
Biggest challenge is containing enriched uranium, commission leaders tell House subcommittee.
Rank and file also complain of long hours and vertigo; agency says some of the policies cited in complaints have been changed.
Bills seek to promote development of new vaccines and encourage research on countermeasures.
Center was established last November as the place for collecting and processing "open source intelligence," such as information that is available to the public in newspapers and books.
Subcommittee cuts Army's Future Combat Systems, an ambitious program valued at between $160 billion and $200 billion.
Disagreement centers on whether the beleaguered agency should be removed from the Homeland Security Department, and associated costs.
Governors have been kept out of the loop on Guard equipment and personnel issues, independent commission finds in preliminary report.