Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan is anticipating a “very demanding and challenging” year, as the service seeks millions of dollars in additional funding to protect the 2012 presidential candidates — though the agency’s budget is still stuck in Congress.
The House has already voted to give the Secret Service $113 million for fiscal 2012 to cover protective activities relating to the presidential campaign. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a similar bill, but it has not yet been scheduled for a floor vote.
So far, Congress’ track record on budget bills is not good, with the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year fast approaching. The House has passed six, the Senate has passed just one, and none of the bills has made its way to the president’s desk.
Source: Judson Berger for Fox News.