"The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is the lead federal agency charged with administering and enforcing federal laws related to firearms and explosives commerce. ATF is also responsible for investigating arson cases with a federal nexus, and criminal cases involving the diversion of alcohol and tobacco from legal channels of commerce. As an agency within the Department of Justice (DOJ), ATF is funded through an annual appropriation in the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Act.
The Administration’s FY2017 budget request included $1.306 billion for ATF. This amount was
$66.1 million above the FY2016 appropriation. This proposed increase included $11.8 million in
technical and base adjustments to anticipate inflation and other variable costs and $54.3 million in
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