The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a draft of a $27.4 billion Justice Department budget by a 30-0 vote this afternoon.
The Senate Appropriations Commerce Justice science subcommittee approved the DOJ budget by voice vote yesterday before it was considered by the full committee today.
Read our previous post on the Senate’s version of the DOJ budget below:
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.