DOJ's proposed 2014 downplays traditional government fraud enforcement

by Ben Vernia | April 10th, 2013

On April 10, President Obama released his proposed 2014 budget. The budget proposal (largely believed to be a non-starter on Capitol Hill due to House Republican opposition) includes a breakdown for the Department of Justice, which DOJ accompanied with a press release today. In contrast to the Administration’s 2013 budget (announced last year), the 2014 proposal mentions DOJ’s health care enforcement efforts only in passing:

The Justice Department is proposing a program increase of $55 million for financial and mortgage fraud initiatives to complement ongoing efforts to combat financial and health care fraud, that are supported by existing direct resources and reimbursable funding.

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