White House Seeks $29B To Fund DOJ In 2017

Law360, New York (February 9, 2016, 5:25 PM EST) -- The proposed 2017 budget released by President Barack Obama on Tuesday would provide $29 billion in funding for the U.S. Department of Justice, an increase of less than 1 percent over what the department received for 2016.

The White House's fiscal year 2017 proposed budget for the DOJ sets aside $27 billion for federal programs, with a net $2 billion targeted for state, local and tribal assistance initiatives. The proposal calls for increases of $1.1 billion over funding provided for 2016 for the department's law enforcement components, $73 million more for its litigation sections and another $214 million boost for prisons...

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