"This report describes the FY2006 appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report includes tables that compare the FY2005 appropriations for the programs and activities of DHS, and the President's FY2006 request. The President's budget request for FY2006 was submitted to Congress on February 7, 2005. The Administration is requesting a net appropriation of $30.6 billion in net budget authority for FY2006, of which $29.6 billion is discretionary budget authority, and $1 billion is mandatory budget authority. H.R. 2360 passed the House on May 17, 2005, providing a net appropriation of $31.9 billion for DHS. This amount includes $30.8 billion in discretionary budget authority, which represents an increase of $1.3 billion or 4% compared to the FY2005 enacted level; and an increase of $1.2 billion or nearly 4% compared to the FY2006 request. H.R. 2360 was reported out of the full Senate Appropriations Committee on June 16, 2005 with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Senate-reported H.R. 2360 recommends a net appropriation of $31.9 billion for DHS, including $30.8 billion in discretionary budget authority."
CRS Report for Congress, RL32863