Appropriations bill increases ATF budget

To help combat gun crime, lawmakers increased the ATF’s budget by $35 million for a total of $1.3 billion, according to an announcement by the appropriations committee.

Overall, the appropriations bill contains $54 billion — $4.8 billion than requested — in total discretionary funding,

While it’s a decrease of $2.6 billion from fiscal year 2017, it beefs up budgets for federal law enforcement to crack down on violent crime, illegal immigration and drug trafficking. The Justice Department and it’s agencies are budgeted to receive $29 billion.

The ATF’s $1.3 billion budget will provide “additional resources to reduce violent crime and expedite licensing applications,” the announcement says.

Yet, the bill maintains language to prohibit the implementation of the UN Arms Trade Treaty, and unauthorized reporting and registration requirement on consumers buying multiple rifles or shotguns.

Language in the bill also prioritizes funding for other federal law enforcement agencies to target cybercrime, counter



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