Homeland Security Department's Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2012, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, February 17, 2011 [open pdf - 18MB]
From the opening statement of Joseph I. Lieberman: "[T]he President's budget request for fiscal year 2012 asks for $43.2 billion in net discretionary funding. That is an increase of 1.5 percent from the current level of funding, and it is a decrease of 0.8 percent from the Department's request for fiscal year 2011. Given the enormous deficits and national debt that we are struggling with today, it seems to me, generally speaking, that the President's budget request for the Department of Homeland Security is responsible and it is fair. It does not include everything I would have wanted in the best of times, but I appreciate that we are not living in the best of times economically, and that the President and you have had to make some tough decisions in putting the budget together." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph I. Lieberman, Jon Tester, Mary L. Landrieu, Susan M. Collins, Ron Johnson, John McCain, Rob Portman, Claire McCaskill, Daniel K. Akaka, and Janet A. Napolitano.
S. Hrg. 112-196; Senate Hearing 112-196
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