Budget & Appropriations
Director: Hope Hunter
The Budget & Appropriations Directorate is the OCA lead for the annual Congressional budget and appropriations process. This directorate is the primary CBP liaison to the House and Senate appropriations and budget committees and works to ensure favorable consideration of CBP's budgetary requests and initiatives. Securing adequate funding through the annual appropriations process is a vital part of CBP's legislative work.
The Budget & Appropriations Directorate works regularly with Congressional staff from the following committees:
- House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security
- Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security
The directorate also interacts frequently with the appropriations associate staff of the committee members, as well as various other Congressional staff depending on the nature of their inquiry. Additionally, the branch interacts and responds to requests from the Congressional Budget Office and Congressional Research Service.