Thursday, November 09, 2006

Dems Likely to Increase Domestic HLS Spending

With Democrats in the majority in the House, and maybe in the Senate, they will push for their proposals on Homeland Security. This generally means an increase in domestic expenditures, which would affect homeland security professionals at local, state, and federal levels. Government Computer News reports:

With the Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives next January for the first time since 9/11, the nation is likely to see changes in anti-terrorism policy and increased domestic spending.
Specifically, they are likely to push for full implementation of the 9/11 Commission's proposals, both international and domestic.
Other anti-terrorism areas of emphasis for Democrats in Congress have included urban and mass transit security; chemical security, port security, first responders, disaster preparedness and privacy.
It is certain that the Democrats will be eager to push for an approach that differentiates them from the Bush Administration. But as always, it won't be the amount of money they spend. It will be how smart they spend the money.

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