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House Approves Fiscal Year 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

Legislation will continue and strengthen America’s homeland security efforts while trimming excess spending

 On June 6, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the fiscal year 2014 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill (H.R. 2217) by a vote of 245-182. The legislation provides funding to help strengthen America’s homeland security efforts while cutting wasteful or unnecessary programs.

“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.                                                       

Click the picture above to see Congressman Rogers speaking on the House floor in support of the FY14 DHS Appropriations bill.

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:

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