Oversight hearing will focus on the role of private security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Senate majority leader says he intends to send President Bush three spending bills in the coming weeks and “see what he does with them.”
Democrats are frustrated by impasse on overall spending levels for fiscal 2008, and the lack of specificity in the White House’s amended war budget.
A lack of accountability, contract bundling and preferences for Alaska native firms are also cited as obstacles facing small companies seeking federal work.
Legislation would require the Homeland Security and State departments to expedite processing and streamline screening.
Agency is hindering investigations into corruption in Iraq and the controversial security firm Blackwater USA, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., says.
Position differs from that in proposal from presidential advisory group, which stayed within the framework of the agency’s current resources and authorities.
Management rights don’t outweigh the need to bargain, arbitrator finds.
Maneuvering for language condemning recent ad by anti-war group comes amid partisan rhetoric over slow progress on annual spending bills.
Despite uncertainty over whether a senator’s concerns will be addressed, there appears to be a growing expectation that the nomination will be considered.