Homeland Security Department: FY 2012 Appropriations [September 2, 2011]   [open pdf - 631KB]

"This report describes the FY2012 appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Administration requested a total appropriation (mandatory and discretionary) of $45,015 million in budget authority for FY2012. This amounts to a $1,610 million, or a 3.7%, increase from the $43,405 million enacted for FY2011. Total budget authority, including appropriations, fee revenues, and trust funds in the Administration's budget request for DHS for FY2012 amounts to $57,079 million as compared to $55,783 million enacted for FY2011. […] The House Committee on Appropriations reported its version of the FY2012 DHS Appropriations bill on May 26, 2011, by a vote of 27-20. The House bill as drafted by the subcommittee recommended a net discretionary appropriation of $40,592 million for DHS for FY2012, not including $258 million for the global war on terrorism. This amounted to a $2,984 million decrease compared to the Administration's request, and $1,072 million less than the $41,664 million provided under P.L. 112-10, the FY2011 concurrent resolution. An amendment in full committee markup added $1 billion in emergency funding for disaster relief. On June 2, the House passed H.R. 2017, an amended version of the House bill, by a vote of 231- 188. Increases made to DHS activities include $320 million for grant programs for firefighters and $10 million for CBP [Customs and Border Protection] to improve cellular communications along the southern border. Several amendments used management accounts as offsets, leaving funding for those activities 44% below the requested level."

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