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Mark Wegner

Oversight

Davis formally announces he will not run for Senate

The Virginia lawmaker is the ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

News

Agriculture secretary weighs bid for Senate seat

Mike Johanns would need to resign before he enters the election; Democrats say he has a history of resigning public office to pursue the next job.

Defense

Lawmaker vows to fight criticism over Walter Reed role

Democrats are saying Florida member could have used his clout on subcommittee to force changes in care for injured soldiers.

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.

Defense

Dems, GOP squeeze last drops from campaign messages

If Democrats gain control, they will focus on a new, “smarter” Iraq policy, head of senatorial campaign committee says.

Defense

Lieberman submits signatures for independent run

Connecticut senator is the ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Management

McCain, others say time is right for new earmark rules

Lobbying scandals said to provide political window for crackdown on spending for legislators' pet projects.

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House GOP leaders drop plans for across-the-board budget cuts

Internal disagreement had developed about what discretionary programs might be exempt from reductions.

Defense

Zippo fires up effort to ease TSA restrictions on lighters

Having won a battle to allow unfilled lighters on airplanes, company lobbies TSA to let passengers travel with filled lighters in checked bags.

Defense

Senate approves intelligence reform bill

Measure to create national intelligence director and overhaul intelligence apparatus now heads to President Bush.

News

Budget hawks seek to alter process; appropriators balk

Management

President Bush details space budget amid mixed reaction

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House stalls, Senate plows on through budget bills

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House and Senate face full plate of spending bills next week

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Hill leaders vow to remove loan provisions in supplemental

Defense

Defense spending bill could hit Senate floor Friday