U.S. Capitol Police: FY2018 Budget, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Legislative Branch of the Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, May 18, 2017   [open pdf - 242KB]

This testimony compilation is from the May 18, 2017 hearing, "U.S. Capitol Police: FY2018 Budget," before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Legislative Branch of the Committee on Appropriations. From the opening statement of Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Yoder: "Chief, your budget request for FY2018 is $426.6 million. This is approximately 8% increase from the enacted level. We understand the importance of the critical mission and role the Capitol Police plays in ensuring the safety of all of us. I also understand that as the mission of the Capitol Police increases so do the required resources to fulfill the mission. To that point, in less than a month the O'Neill Federal Office Building will be transferred to the Legislative Branch and the Capitol Police will be charged with securing the building. Additionally, the department is working towards enhancing garage security and adding pre-screening capabilities all while maintaining current operations. However, our job is to scrutinize this requested increase and make informed funding decisions. In a tight fiscal environment many competing priorities exist across the Legislative Branch that must be raked and stacked in a holistic approach which this subcommittee will do over the coming weeks." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of Matthew Verderosa.

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