House members with jurisdiction over the Justice Department's budget did not include most of a multi-billion-dollar Biden administration request for "mandatory" anticrime spending over the next decade.
When the White House made its budget proposal this spring, it touted a proposal to spend more than $30 billion on various anticrime programs over a decade.
When the House Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations subcommittee made its DOJ proposal for the fiscal year starting October 1, which is being considered Tuesday by the full Appropriations Committee, it provided only a meager $15 million of the $300 million sought by the White House as the first installment in the "Accelerating Justice System Reform Initiative."
The bill does seek increases for many the justice assistance grant programs, including an increase of about $35 million, or nine percent, for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) program without the policing reform-related grant conditions proposed by the House for the past two years.
The subcommittee called for $10,676,000,000 for the FBI, a $539,705,000 increase.
That includes increases of $51,975,000 for programs to address cyber threats and cybercrime; $76,189,000 t