H.R. 5264 is expected to be considered on the House floor on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) on May 11, 2010, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, which took no official action.
H.R. 5264 would authorize appropriations for the Department of Justice to carry out the following activities:
- GENERAL ADMINISTRATION- For General Administration: $223,336,000;
- ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW AND APPEALS- For administration of pardon and clemency petitions and for immigration-related activities: $319,220,000;
- OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL- For the Office of Inspector General: $88,792,000;
- GENERAL LEGAL ACTIVITIES- For General Legal Activities: $976,389,000;
- ANTITRUST DIVISION- For the Antitrust Division: $167,028,000;
- UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS- For United States Attorneys: $2,041,269,000;
- FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION- For the Federal Bureau of Investigation: $8,165,791,000;
- UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE- For the United States Marshals Service: $1,207,159,000;
- FEDERAL PRISON SYSTEM- For the Federal Prison System, including the National Institute of Corrections: $6,803,512,000;
- DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION- For the Drug Enforcement Administration: $2,130,117,000;
- BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES- For the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives: $1,162,986,000;
- FEES AND EXPENSES OF WITNESSES- For Fees and Expenses of Witnesses: $270,000,000;
- INTERAGENCY CRIME AND DRUG ENFORCEMENT- For Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement: $579,319,000, for expenses not otherwise provided for, for the investigation and prosecution of persons involved in organized crime drug trafficking, except that any funds obligated from appropriations authorized by this paragraph may be used under authorities available to the organizations reimbursed from such funds;
- FOREIGN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT COMMISSION- For the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission: $2,159,000;
- COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE- For the Community Relations Service: $12,606,000;
- ASSETS FORFEITURE FUND- For expenses authorized by section 524(c) of title 28, United States Code: $20,990,000;
- UNITED STATES PAROLE COMMISSION- For the United States Parole Commission: $13,582,000;
- FEDERAL DETENTION TRUSTEE- For expenses of the Federal Detention Trustee: $1,533,863,000;
- OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS- For administrative expenses of the Office of Justice Programs: $216,396,000 (including the expenses of the Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management);
- OFFICE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN- For administrative expenses of the Office on Violence Against Women: $22,735,000;
- COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES OFFICE- For administrative expenses of the Community Oriented Policing Services Office: $40,312,000;
- NATIONAL DRUG INTELLIGENCE CENTER- For the National Drug Intelligence Center: $44,580,000;
- JUSTICE INFORMATION SHARING TECHNOLOGY- For Justice Information Sharing Technology: $179,785,000;
- LAW ENFORCEMENT WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS- For Law Enforcement Wireless Communications: $207,727,000;
- NATIONAL SECURITY DIVISION- For the National Security Division: $99,537,000.
HR 5264 is a straight, one-year reauthorization; however it does not appropriate funding for existing grant programs. The bill would make no substantive change to law.
The authorization level in the bill is roughly a four percent increase over FY10, and approximately a eight-nine percent increase over FY08 levels.