Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012, Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session on H.R. 2596/S. 1572, An Act Making Appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2012, and for Other Purposes, March 10, 2011, and April 7, 11, and 14, 2011   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the opening statement of Barbara A. Mikulski: "When we talk about numbers and statistics and cuts and shutdowns and showdowns, we need to know that there are consequences to this, and that there are people every single day out there, putting themselves in harm's way not only to protect us overseas--and we salute those troops there--but we have boots on the ground in the United States of America. And they are in our streets and our neighborhoods. […] We also note that in local law enforcement--well, eight Federal law enforcement agents died last year in the line of duty--eight. Also we were told through the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund that 160 police officers died nationwide. That is a 40 percent jump in our thin blue line from what it was in other years. Forty percent more police officers have died. We are a Nation at risk, and our law enforcement is at risk. Now, there will be appropriate memorial services, which we salute. But we have to protect those who protect us. And that means adequate pay--first of all, let us start with respect. Let us realize that there are many people who are called to defend and protect the United States, and many are in our Federal law enforcement. So I am going to be asking you questions today about what is going to happen in terms of what you see in 2012 and the consequences to the continuing resolution." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Barbara A. Mikulski, Eric H. Holder, Jr., the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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