Senate Democrats urged to support bill containing a guest-worker program despite reservations; House version focuses solely on border security.
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Measure exceeds Bush’s discretionary spending request by $564 million, blocks national animal ID program until concerns are addressed.
Agency officials say they will meet their goal of enrolling 500 employees by year’s end, but union officials are skeptical.
Prosecutor alleges Safavian lied, misled officials about dealings with Abramoff; defense lawyer argues the two were simply friends.
Justice Department resists, stating that other means of getting information from the Louisiana congressman had been exhausted.
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.
At his confirmation hearing, Acting Director David Paulison told senators he is trying to overcome the agency’s morale problem.