News

House, Senate look to wrap up 109th Congress next week

Neither chamber appears to have the appetite to finish outstanding spending measures this year.

News

Lame duck session likely to last until at least mid-December

Leaders are working on an agreement to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government running until Dec. 8.

Defense

Border fence vote could require Saturday Senate session

Democrats express little hesitation to run down the clock on the border fence measure.

Defense

Senate Dems unveil plans for nationwide hearings on Iraq

Republicans pounced on Democrats' plans, saying they were planning campaign events to try to court voters.

Defense

GOP mulls perils of immigration fight

House Republicans keep focus on border security and remain reluctant to back President Bush’s call for a temporary worker program.

Defense

Senate to debate war funding next week

Fiscal conservatives have objected to bill’s $106.5 billion price tag.

News

Senator seeks Bush’s help controlling supplemental spending

Bill currently exceeds White House request for extra 2006 funding by $14.3 billion.

Defense

Lawmakers map strategies for immigration debate next week

Senate debate on an enforcement and border security measure is slated to begin Tuesday.

News

Senator announces plan for U.S. entity to run ports

Opponents of ports deal say new development is promising, but needs more review.

Defense

Mayors vent over changes in homeland security grants

Local officials encourage DHS to clearly outline the administration’s priorities for grant money so cities are in a stronger position to compete.

Defense

Bureaucracy hinders 9/11 commission recommendations

Congressional resistance and lack of funding also slow implementation of panel's recommended reforms.

Defense

Insurance industry debates federal role in disaster coverage

Some do not think the government should serve as a backstop.

Defense

DHS seeks to outsource identification system

Plans could prompt criticism from privacy rights advocates and some lawmakers.

Defense

Senate homeland security leaders sketch 2006 agenda

Committee may recommend legislation to reorganize the Federal Emergency Management Agenda.

News

TSA seeks business plans for frequent flier program

Companies asked to submit models for nationwide registered traveler program by the end of this month.

Defense

Homeland Security seeks proposals for border technology

Bureau on hunt for mobile detection devices to assist border patrol officers.

Defense

Groups differ on countering shoulder-fired missile threat

Airline industry representative, defense contractors square off over what government should do to protect commercial airplanes.

Defense

FEMA officials: Military delayed Superdome evacuation

Agency official in New Orleans said he constantly had to "rein in" Defense officials who wanted to take control of relief operations.

Defense

Congress settles dispute over Snow's Secret Service detail

Treasury Department -- accustomed to free protection for its secretary-- will now need to pick up the tab.

Defense

Panel proposes wider use of private baggage screeners

Bill would give airport owners a way around cap on federal screeners.

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