Homeland Security Appropriations – Conference Report

Spending to Increase by 1.5 Percent (H.R. 2892)

The conference report on fiscal year 2010 Homeland Security appropriations increases discretionary budget authority [BA] by $612 million, or 1.5 percent, above the 2009 enacted level. This figure does not, however, reflect the $2.8 billion this subcommittee received from the “stimulus” bill earlier this year. In addition, the bill contains two violations of the Congressional Budget Act, described below; but the points of order that would lie against the measure will likely be waived by the rule governing floor consideration.

As reported from the conference committee, the bill, H.R. 2892, provides $42.8 billion in net new BA for fiscal year 2010, and $46.6 billion in outlays. It also provides $1.4 billion in mandatory BA for Coast Guard retirement pay. The conference report provides funding for the major agencies in the Department of Homeland Security, including Customs and Border Protection; the Transportation Security Administration; the Coast Guard; the Federal Emergency Management Administration; and the Secret Service.

Read the full report here.