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Budget boosts and cuts, agency by agency

A comparison of the Bush administration's proposals for fiscal 2008 and 2009.


Bush's $3.1 trillion budget projects $400 billion deficit

But administration's plan predicts a surplus by fiscal 2012.

FDA seeks budget increase for food, medical product inspections

Request comes amid Hill’s call for an investigation into agency operations.

Homeland Security seeks to bolster management, border security

Bush administration’s 2009 budget request represents almost 7 percent increase over this year’s spending.

Lawmakers, Chertoff press for border funding

Homeland Security Department chief says he will request $12 billion for border security.

Plain language bill clears house subcommittee

Measure would require federal agencies to use simple language in commonly used forms.

Energy Department restructures clean coal program

Industrial alliance and lawmakers criticize decision to overhaul FutureGen program.

FDA reverses course, will not close field laboratories

Agency officials had said closing the labs would consolidate efforts and make testing more efficient.

Oversight committee hopefuls enter the spotlight

Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., appears to have the inside track to replace Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., as the top Republican on the House panel.

DHS chief eases enforcement of new border crossing rules

Agents will give travelers without the correct documents a warning, still allowing them into the country without delay.