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Friday, October 22, 2010

Homeland Security Department: FY2011 Appropriations

Chad C. Haddal, Coordinator
Specialist in Immigration Policy

This report describes the FY2011 appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Administration requested a net appropriation of $45.0 billion in budget authority for FY2011. This amounts to a $1.1 billion, or a 2.4% increase from the $43.9 billion enacted for FY2010. Total budget authority requested by the Administration for DHS for FY2011 amounts to $52.6 billion as compared to $51.7 billion enacted for FY2010.

Net requested appropriations for major agencies within DHS were as follows: Customs and Border Protection (CBP), $9,809 million; Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), $5,524 million; Transportation Security Administration (TSA), $5,729 million; Coast Guard, $9,867 million; Secret Service, $1,570 million; National Protection & Programs Directorate, $2,362 million; Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), $7,294 million; Science and Technology, $1,018 million; and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, $306 million.

The Senate Committee on Appropriations reported its version of the FY2010 DHS Appropriations bill on July 15, 2010. This report uses Senate-reported S. 3607 and the committee report (S.Rept. 111-222) accompanying S. 3607 as the source for the Senate-reported numbers. The Senatereported S. 3607 recommends a net appropriation of $45.2 billion for DHS for FY2011. This amounts to a $195 million increase as compared to the Administration’s request, and a nearly $1.3 billion increase as compared to the $43.9 billion enacted for FY2010 (not including FY2010 supplemental funding).

Congress did not enact the FY2011 DHS appropriation act by the end of FY2010; therefore, Congress completed and the President signed the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (H.R. 3081, P.L. 111-242) on September 30, 2010 (also known as the continuing resolution (CR)). This act generally extends funding for the FY2011 DHS appropriation bill at the FY2010 enacted spending levels, through December 3, 2010.

Congress did not originally consider the FY2011 CR as a separate measure; instead, the Senate adopted it in the form of a substitute amendment to another appropriations bill, the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010, as passed by the House on July 9, 2010. On September 29, 2010, the Senate adopted the substitute amendment and passed the amended measure; on September 30, 2010, the House passed the Senate-passed bill without amendment.

Date of Report: October 13, 2010
Number of Pages: 86
Order Number: R41189
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