Bush approves security budget

FRAMINGHAM (11/11/2003) - U.S. President George W. Bush approved US$37.6 billion in FY04 for domestic security programs and funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The DHS's first appropriations bill includes $30.4 billion approved by Congress and $7.2 billion in fees. The new budget allocates $4 billion for first responders, $348 million for port security and border security, and $4.6 billion for the Transportation Security Administration.

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