FY 2003 Homeland Security Budget
The President's Budget for 2003 -- the Federal government's first post-September 11 budget -- directs $37.7 billion to homeland security, up from $19.5 billion in 2002. This infusion of Federal resources reflects the priority attached to the homeland security agenda.
The President signed the FY '03 Supplemental Bill authorizing an additional $6.71 billion for the Department of Homeland Security to support Departmental functions and domestic counterterrorism operations that have been activated as a part of Operation Liberty Shield at the start of the war in Iraq.
The President's FY '03 Supplemental Budget requests $3.5 billion for the Department of Homeland Security to confront threats to the United States and the American people. This request provides the flexibility the Secretary as well as state and local governments need to meet the ever changing nature of terrorism.
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