The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies reviewed the FY2013 Department of Justice budget request. Attorney General Eric Holder testified.
The $27.1 billion request is nearly level with FY2012 enacted levels, decreasing from $27.2 billion by 0.4 percent.
The proposal includes $228 million in increases, including $55 million for investigating and prosecuting financial and mortgage fraud; $31.8 million for traditional missions, such as civil rights, cyber security, intellectual property, transnational organized crime, immigration services; and $141.2 million to secure prison facilities and improve federal prisoner reentry.
More than $1 billion in savings was found through administrative and programmatic cuts, as well as redirection of grant program funding.