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Measure would require records of anyone who produces, sells or buys ammonium nitrate, which could be used to build a bomb.
Accelerated timetable means measure is likely to escape more controversial add-ons, which may go to Defense bill instead.
Homeland Security inspector general finds lack of understanding of National Response Plan at all levels of government.
Unions, department officials disagree on whether system could be manipulated to undermine rules requiring preferential treatment for veterans.
D.C. attorney general says order should require Bush administration to release secret rail plan for Washington.
Pentagon handed out $8 billion in fees even though performance often did not warrant such rewards, GAO reports.
Bush will request $1.6 billion for immediate work, and $1.5 billion for longer term reinforcements.