Obama Budget Would Hike DOJ Funding To $27.6B

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama wants to raise discretionary funding for the U.S. Department of Justice to $27.6 billion, a 3.1 percent increase over 2012 levels, which includes hundreds of millions for programs to combat gun violence and enhance cybersecurity, according to his Wednesday budget proposal.

The White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 would add $395 million in new resources for the DOJ to tackle gun violence by ensuring that individuals barred from purchasing guns are prevented from doing so, with funding also set aside to...
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