Legislative Alert: 2005 Federal Budget Proposal Released; State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Programs Face Cuts

President Bush has released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2005. Over all, the budget request totaled $2.4 trillion. For the Department of Justice, the president requested $22.1 billion, a 12 percent increase over fiscal 2004. For the Department of Homeland Security, the president requested $40.2 billion dollars, a 10 percent increase over 2004.