The Senate Appropriations Commerce Justice science subcommittee passed its version of the DOJ budget by voice vote this afternoon.
The Senate bill includes $27.4 billion for the Justice Department — $300 million less than the House bill. Read our reports on the House bill here and here. The Senate Appropriations Committee is slated to markup the bill tomorrow.
Here’s a Senate CJS subcommittee summary of the DOJ budget:
The bill provides a total of $27.38 billion for the Department of Justice, which is $1.29 billion above the enacted level and $311 million above the President’s budget request.
• State and Local Law Enforcement – The Committee provides a total of $3.16 billion for state and local law enforcement, which is $63 million below the enacted level and $412 million above the President’s budget request:
o $510 million for Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG), state formula grants to assist local law enforcement
o $658 million for Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) grants, including $100 million for a COPS hiring program
o $407 million for juvenile justice and delinquency prevention
o $435 million to prevent violence against women
o $265 million to prevent, investigate and prosecute crimes against children
• Bureau of Prisons (BOP) – BOP is provided $6.08 billion, which is $92 million below the enacted level and $2.4 million above the President’s budget request. The Committee provides the full budget request for salaries and expenses for the Bureau of Prisons.
• Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – The FBI is provided $7.9 billion, which is $612 million above the enacted level $52 million above the President’s budget request. Of that total, $25.5 million is provided to hire at least 50 new special agents to investigate mortgage fraud, $52 million to address internet crimes against children and a $22 million increase for critical surveillance and mobility capabilities for national security and criminal investigations.
• U.S. Marshals Service – The U.S. Marshals Service is provided $1.15 million, which is $198 million above the enacted level and equal to the President’s budget request. This includes $35 million to support 100 new Deputy U.S. Marshals to implement the Adam Walsh Act.
• Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – The DEA is provided $2 billion, $75 million above the
enacted level and equal to the President’s request.
• Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) – ATF is provided $1.12 billion, which is $66.5 billion above the enacted level and equal to the President’s request.
• Crime Victims Fund (CVF) – The bill permits the expenditure of $705 million from the CVF for grants to assist victims of crime. This is $70 million above the enacted level and $5 million above the President’s request.
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