The rule, unique to the defense panel, required senior Pentagon officials holding pensions from defense contractors to buy an insurance policy to lock away the value of their benefits.
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Despite panel's disapproval, House expected to consider joint resolution, perhaps as early as next week.
Shakeup would include eliminating old positions, creating new ones and possibly changing airport checkpoint procedures.
Incompatible communications and of a lack of information being shared with affected communities hindered rescue efforts.
Believing that oversight of the agency response will be lacking, House Democrats are pushing for a 9/11 commission-style inquiry.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says department is examining 1878 Posse Comitatus Act to determine whether revisions are needed.
GAO says FAA has not met standards for training employees to detect security breaches.
Michael Brown initially blames state and local officials for Hurricane Katrina problems, but concedes under questioning that the federal government also failed.
Inspector general backed merger of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection bureaus, but Homeland Security secretary rejected recommendation.
Some say flood of funding, lax oversight and quick contracting creates 'perfect storm' for waste.