Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Fiscal Year 2023 Homeland Security Funding Bill

June 16, 2022
Press Release
Legislation provides funding to invest in smart, effective border security, meet humanitarian needs of migrants, and support programs proven to keep Americans safe

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2023 funding bill.

For fiscal year 2023, the bill provides total funding of $85.67 billion, including $60.3 billion within the subcommittee’s funding allocation, $19.95 billion for major disaster response and recovery, and $5.4 billion that is offset by fee collections. The total within the subcommittee allocation is $2.7 billion above fiscal year 2022. The legislation:

  • Makes smart and effective investments in border security
  • Secures our critical infrastructure with dramatically increased funding to prevent cyber-attacks and root out cyber intrusions
  • Invests strongly in maritime security through funding for the Coast Guard
  • Supports a new pay system for TSA to ensure its personnel are paid salaries equivalent to other federal workers carrying out comparable work
  • Respects the dignity of immigrants with funding to improve migrant processing

The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.

“This bill provides balanced investments in the broad and diverse set of missions entrusted to the Department of Homeland Security. It provides significant new resources to improve the nation’s ability to prevent and respond to cyberattacks and threats to critical infrastructure, makes smart investments in border security and humanitarian efforts at the southern border, and continues the transition to a greater reliance on alternatives to detention and case management to ensure the integrity of our immigration laws while also treating migrants with respect and ensuring due process,” said Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40).  “The bill also continues the subcommittee’s consistently strong support for the Coast Guard and the Secret Service, provides increased resources for FEMA’s disaster response and recovery efforts, and funds a TSA initiative to pay its workforce at levels commensurate with other federal agencies and to extend other equivalent rights and protections.”

“The Homeland Security funding bill includes many of the federal programs critical to keeping our country safe,” Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) said. “With this bill, we are securing our borders by funding smart and effective investments in technology and operations. We are respecting the dignity of children and families by making border processing quicker and more efficient and improving conditions in short-term holding facilities. From dramatic investments in our nation’s cyber infrastructure to prevent increasingly pervasive cyber-attacks to ensuring our Coast Guard has the tools it needs to protect our country from Russian aggression in the Arctic, this bill is key to bolstering our national security.”

A summary of the bill is here. The text of the draft bill is here. In keeping with the Appropriations Committee’s commitment to transparency, information on Community Project Funding in the bill is here


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