The President has proposed. This Congress is likely to dispose in a different way.
The FY2015 White House outline calls for a roughly $1.05 billion reduction in the DHS budget to $38.2 billion. An additional $6.8 billion is targeted at disaster relief.
Early application of green eye-shades seems to suggest Science & Technology, ICE and Coast Guard would lose while cyber would win. But (again) the Congress is likely to use a considerably different spreadsheet.
According to White House documents:
The Budget provides $2.2 billion for State, local, and tribal governments to hire, equip, and train first responders and build preparedness capabilities. To better target these funds, the Budget proposes eliminating duplicative, stand-alone grant programs, and consolidating them into the National Preparedness Grant Program.
Similar proposals in prior years have not been picked up by Congress.
Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Hal Rogers (R-KY) said in a written statement:
The Committee will take a very close look at the President’s request, conduct vigorous oversight over federal agencies, and go line-by-line through the budget to make informed and responsible decisions with the taxpayer’s money. It is important to remember that it is the Congress, not the White House, that holds the ‘power of the purse’ and will decide where to cut, where to sustain, and where to invest tax dollars to the most benefit of the American people.
More and, probably, different yet to come.