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Charlie Mitchell

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Homeland security, appropriations face new snag in Senate

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Senate delays vote on homeland security bill

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Senator to press for civil service protections despite veto threat

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., Wednesday strongly reaffirmed his commitment to civil service protections in the new Homeland Security Department and expressed doubt that President Bush would veto the legislation.

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Senate panel rejects move to loosen civil service protections

Debate in the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on a proposal to create a Department of Homeland Security moved swiftly Wednesday, until senators took up the controversial issue of civil service protections for employees.

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Deal on civil service issues eludes House homeland panel

House Republicans and Democrats failed to reach a deal Thursday on civil service protections for the 170,000 employees of the proposed Homeland Security Department—setting up a partisan clash over the issue in a markup Friday.

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Unions pleased with civil service protections in Lieberman bill

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House panel votes down civil service protections

Two attempts to give standard civil service protections to federal employees at the proposed Homeland Security Department were defeated at a House hearing Friday.

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Senate, House homeland drafts will mimic Bush proposal

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GOP seeks to broker deal on civil service issues in homeland bill

House Republicans are scrambling to reach a compromise with Democrats over the civil service rules that would govern the 170,000 employees of the proposed Homeland Security Department.

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White House opposes union rights for homeland agency

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Senators question costs of new department

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Action shifts to House homeland security panel

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Senate GOPers say Dems are leaving them out of homeland security debate

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Appropriators criticize Bush's homeland security plan

Senate appropriators Tuesday sharply criticized language in the Bush administration's plan for a new Homeland Security Department that would allow the department's secretary to shift funds among programs without congressional approval.

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Senators question Bush effort to loosen civil service rules

White House Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge faced tough questions from Senators Thursday about how the Bush administration would use the flexibility it is seeking to staff and run its proposed Homeland Security Department.

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House leaders agree on plan for homeland security process