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Secretary Napolitano Explains DHS Funding Request

Washington, DC
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before the House Homeland Security Cmte. on the President’s 2013 budget request. Her department would receive a slight overall funding decrease under the President’s plan, for a total of $39.5 billion.

The request includes $769 million for cybersecurity improvements and $850 million in various administrative cuts.

The hearing also focused on counterterrorism issues and examine DHS policies and operations. Under Chairman Pete King (R-NY), the committee will continue to press for an investigation into radicalization in the Muslim-American community and into leaks of sensitive counterterrorism information.

Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6:25pm (ET)

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