Legislation will continue and strengthen America’s homeland security efforts while trimming excess spending
Jun 06 2013
“I applaud the passage of this important legislation. In such austere budget times, this bill rightly prioritizes spending on programs that save American lives. Frontline protection, terrorism prevention and response, disaster recovery assistance, and a strong and security border – all of these are paramount to the safety and security of our homeland,” House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers said.
The legislation includes $38.9 billion in discretionary funding for DHS. This is a decrease of $617.6 million below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and a decrease of $34.9 million compared to the President’s request. This funding level is approximately $981 million above the current, post-sequestration level for DHS as estimated by the Congressional Budget Office.
For a list of amendments to H.R. 2217 adopted by the House, please visit: http://appropriations.house.gov/UploadedFiles/06.05.13_FY_2014_Homeland_Security_Bill_-_Floor_Adopted_Amendments.pdf
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information visit www.halrogers.house.gov.