Appropriations for FY2004: Department of Homeland Security [Updated July 12, 2003]   [open pdf - 71KB]

"This report describes the President's proposal for FY2004 appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It summarizes the President's FY2004 budget request for DHS programs, as submitted to the Congress February 3, 2003, and the congressional response to that proposal. It compares the President's FY2004 request to current estimates of the FY2003 amounts for programs and activities that were transferred to DHS after its establishment on January 24, 2003, nearly 4 months after the start of FY2003. On July 10, 2003, the Senate Committee on Appropriations reported its version of H.R. 2555 (S.Rept. 108-86) The Senate bill would provide DHS with $28.5 billion in discretionary funds for DHS for FY2004. On June 24, 2003, the House amended and passed H.R. 2555, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2004. The House bill (H.Rept. 108-169) would provide DHS with $29.4 billion in discretionary appropriations for FY2004, compared to the current estimate of $28.9 billion for FY2003. The President's request was $28.4 billion. […]. This report will track legislative action and congressional issues related to the FY2004 DHS appropriations bill, with particular attention paid to discretionary programs. However, the report does not follow specific funding issues related to mandatory DHS programs -- such as retirement pay -- nor does it systematically follow any legislation related to the authorization or amendment of DHS programs. This report will be updated to follow the legislative progress of FY2004 appropriations for DHS."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL31802
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