Senate Passes $447 Billion Funding Bills
Sat. 12/12/09: The last hurdle was cleared today and the Senate will vote tomorrow on the $447 billion 2010 appropriations bill. The bill is composed of six separate measures.
Here's the one on crime funding. While there is prevention money in the bill, there's also a lot of funding for the War on Drugs.
Combating Illegal Drugs: $2 billion, $81 million above 2009, to combat illegal drugs through the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). These funds will provide for 128 new DEA positions to help stop the flow of illegal drugs across the Southwest border and to investigate, disrupt and dismantle major Mexican drug cartels.
The FBI does pretty well too, including lots of money for surveillance: [More...]
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