Bush administration tried -- and failed -- to federalize National Guard units deployed to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina last year.
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Hurricane Katrina prompts faster outsourcing of support jobs for retirement savings plan.
Department to assume responsibility for additional detainees, enforcement.
Group responds to last week’s vote to bump the 2007 military pay raise higher than Bush’s request.
Funds freed up would be used to hire investigators, mediators and attorneys for field offices.
Appropriators have been quick to point out that total earmarks are down in the first few fiscal 2007 appropriations bills, compared with last year.
Delay in implementation by the federal government would send the wrong signal to the private sector, HHS chief says.