Language passed by House would shift $15 million away from the office implementing the pay-for-performance system.
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Ex-NSA chief approved by wide margin.
Air Force program is more than three years behind schedule and will cost $500 million more than originally estimated, GAO says.
Bill would move system back to HHS and make it the primary agency for addressing national health emergencies and disasters.
At least a week is needed to prepare for major hurricanes, Defense officials say.
Bill would create a mandatory reserve fund to provide funding to help pay future claims without seeking additional money from the federal government.
Senate Democrats urged to support bill containing a guest-worker program despite reservations; House version focuses solely on border security.
Contingency contracts are not all in place either, agency official tells lawmakers.
Money would come from four IT programs, one of which could take a 50 percent cut if all funds are needed.
Fence proposed by Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., would stretch 392 miles through the desert, from California to Arizona.