Congress Boosts Funds for Heroin, Immigration Judges
The Crime Report
May 1, 2017

“The budget deal that keeps the federal government running through September 30 provides increases for several anticrime programs, particularly in the anti-drug and immigration enforcement areas. It includes $8.8 billion for the FBI, an increase of $277 million over last year. The House Appropriations Committee says increases are “targeted to anti-cybercrime, counterintelligence, anti-violent crime, and counterterrorism programs.” The law provides $420 million for “critical infrastructure projects.” The Drug Enforcement Administration gets $2.1 billion, $23 million above 2016. Congress gave the DEA $12.5 million for four new enforcement groups to target growing heroin abuse and availability in the U.S. Also in the new law is $383 million for the Diversion Control Program (an $11 million increase) and $517 million for the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Forces (a $5 million increase).”

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