White House proposes $39.5B budget for DHS in fiscal 2013

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The Obama administration's proposed budget for fiscal 2013 provides about $39.5 billion in base funding for the Homeland Security Department, a decrease of 2.38 percent over fiscal 2012 estimated spending when accounting for inflation.

The 2013 budget for DHS management and operations also decreases under the proposed budget, by 1.92 percent, to $1.13 billion.

The proposal increases Federal Emergency Management Agency funding by 4.6 percent to $4.53 billion, Customs and Border Protection by 0.09 percent to $10.35 billion and Citizen and Immigration Services by 38.87 percent to $143 million, inflation factored in.

Several components are set to receive a marked decline in funding. Coast Guard proposed funding falls 5.74 percent to $8.32 billion, Transportation Security Administration funding falls 7.69 percent to $5.11 billion, Secret Service funding falls 5.69 percent to $1.6 billion and Immigration and Customs Enforcement funding declines 5.34 percent to $5.33 billion. 

FierceHomelandSecurity will be updating its website with fiscal 2013 budget request information throughout the day; click here to follow our coverage.

For more:
go to the White House fiscal 2013 budget page