Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF): Budget and Operations [Updated August 6, 2009] [open pdf - 227KB]
"This CRS report discusses the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) mission, budget, and programs. "For FY2010, the Administration has requested $1.121 billion and 5,025 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions for ATF, or $66.6 million and 68 FTE positions more than the amounts appropriated for FY2009 ($1.054 billion and 4,957). Of the difference, $23.6 million and 22 FTE positions are base adjustments. For Southwest border enforcement, the FY2010 request includes a budget enhancement of $18 million to support Project Gunrunner and $25 million for the new National Center for Explosives Training and Research Center (NCETR). Compared to the enacted FY2009 level of funding, the FY2010 request would provide a 4.9% increase. The House reported bill (H.R. 2847) would provide ATF with $1.106 billion for FY2010, while the Senate reported bill (also H.R. 2847) would provide ATF with the same amount as requested by the Administration."
CRS Report for Congress, RL34514