Pay & Benefits
Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., Tuesday criticized a possible Bush administration move to tap federal employee retirement funds to avoid immediately raising the government's debt ceiling.
Democrats and Republicans in Congress continue to disagree on whether to federalize more than 20,000 airport security jobs nationwide, but are likely to reach an agreement soon.
The Senate may bring up a bill as early as Thursday to beef up security at the nation's airports and in airplanes, as the White House signals it will accept federalization of security workers.
McCain identifies $2 billion in pork barrel spending
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