The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, and Related Agencies held a hearing on the proposed FY2013 Budget for the FBI.
FBI Director Robert Mueller testified on the $8.2 billion request, which is a 1.4% increase from 2012.
The budget proposes a program increase of $15 million to address financial crimes. It includes 34,083 positions and 64 of those are new.
Mueller appeared before the House Appropriations Committee on March 7 and said that additional cuts to the budget could create more backlog in the analysis of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which are analyzed at the FBI's Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) where terrorists and bomb makers are identified.
He explained that he has allocated money to address the current backlog, but will not be able to do that if further cuts are made.
Committee members also questioned him on the release of Anwar al-Awlaki from federal custody.