DHS Budget Dips To $38.2B Under Obama's 2015 Request

Law360, Washington (March 4, 2014, 5:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security would receive $38.2 billion under President Barack Obama's proposed 2015 budget unveiled Tuesday, with budget priorities ranging from a new bio-defense facility and more border agents to fight counterfeiting and enforce immigration laws to enhanced cybersecurity efforts.

The requested budget, if enacted, would mark a budget cut of about 2.5 percent for the department, with its fiscal year 2014 discretionary budget pegged at just over $39.2 billion under the $1.012 trillion omnibus spending bill agreed to by Congress in January....
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