Saturday, February 28, 2009

FY2010 Budget Calls For $2.6 Billion Increase In DHS Spending

From Homeland Security:

President Barack Obama’s first federal budget - for FY2010 - that was broadly outlined to Congress Thursday in the form of the 142-page preview, “ A New Era of Responsibility,” calls for $42.7 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). That's a $2.6 billion increase over DHS’s fiscal 2009 budget of $40.1 billion - still less than the department's spending level of $50 billion two years ago but more than six percent higher than the budget President Bush sought.

According to the administration, DHS’s budget over the next four years will oscillate between slightly more than $40 billion to just over $42 billion. After that, DHS’s annual fiscal budget is expected to hold steady at around $41.9 billion.

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My Comment: Interesting .... President Obama wants to spend more money on Homeland Security than what President Bush had allocated. This is not expected.

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