The budget impasse in Congress could seriously hinder law enforcement if it is not resolved soon, FBI Director Robert Mueller told the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, reports MainJustice.com. Mueller said the FBI would have to absorb more than $200 million in cuts by the end of the fiscal year if Congress continues to pass short-term spending bills. The latest one is expected to expire April 8.
Attorney General Eric Holder and Bureau of Prisons director Harley Lappin have made similar statements to Congress in recent days. Holder said that the Justice Department may have to furlough employees if Congress fails to approve a budget for the year ending Sept. 30.