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House Panel’s DHS Appropriations Bill Sets $39B in Discretionary Funds

BudgetThe House Appropriations Committee’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget for the Department of Homeland Security includes $39.3 billion for discretionary spending and would block the funding of activities related to President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration.

The committee said Wednesday the DHS appropriations bill allots $337 million less than the enacted fiscal 2015 discretionary funding and seeks to address threats such as cyber and transnational crime.

“Safeguarding our homeland, strengthening our borders, enforcing our immigration laws, and protecting our people from the threat of terrorism and devastating natural disasters – this is the core mission of this legislation,” said Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.).

According to the committee, the proposed bill provides the following appropriations:

  • $11.1 billion for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • $5.8 billion for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • $4.65 billion for the Transportation Security Administration
  • $1.6 billion for the National Protection and Programs Directorate
  • $8.5 billion for the U.S. Coast Guard
  • $1.9 billion for the U.S. Secret Service
  • $7.4 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • $119.7 million for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • $786.9 million for research and development

 

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