Appropriation Figures for the Antitrust Division
Fiscal Years 1903-2014*

Updated October 2013

*The fiscal year from 1903 to 1976 was from July 1 through June 30. In 1977, it changed to the current period from October 1 through September 30.

Fiscal Year
Direct Appropriation Amount
Included in Appropriations Bill
($ in thousands)
Filing Fee Revenue Amount
Included in Appropriations Bill
($ in thousands)
Total Funding
Appropriated
($ in thousands)
Notes
1903 $0 - $0
On 01/05/1903, the office of the Assistant to the Attorney General was established to administer the antitrust laws and laws to regulate commerce. On 02/25/1903 Congress passed a FY 1904 appropriation of $500,000. However, the Deficiency Act of 03/03/1903 authorized the immediate use of the FY04 appropriation.
1904 500 - 500
The appropriation of $500K authorized for FY 1904 was used to fund the Assistant to the Attorney General for FYs 1904 through 1907 (and part of FY 1903 - see FY 1903 note). Treasury balances each year were authorized for use in subsequent years.
1905 0 - 0
1906 0 - 0
1907 0 - 0
1908 250 - 250  
1909 250 - 250  
1910 100 - 100  
1911 203 - 203
Included the following: transfer of $494 from "Enforcement & Antitrust Laws" to "Acts to Regulate Commerce;" also included funds from the following Deficiency Acts: $1.4K dated 03/04/13, and $900 dated 10/22/1913.
1912 263 - 263
Included funds from the following Deficiency Acts: $60K dated 08/26/1912, $2.5K dated 03/04/1913 and $500 dated 04/06/1914.
1913 280 - 280
Included funds from the following Deficiency Acts: $65K dated 03/04/1913, $4.7K dated 04/06/1914, $9.3K dated 07/29/1914, and $900 dated 03/04/1915.
1914 300 - 300
 
1915 300 - 300
 
1916 300 - 300
 
1917 250 - 250
 
1918 200 - 200
 
1919 100 - 100
 
1920 300 - 300
Included supplemental appropriation of $200K dated 11/04/1919.
1921 100 - 100
In addition, unexpended amounts from prior years were made available.
1922 100 - 100
 
1923 225 - 225
 
1924 200 - 200
 
1925 204 - 204
Included supplemental appropriation of $2.7K dated 12/06/1924.
1926 228 - 228
 
1927 200 - 200
 
1928 198 - 198
 
1929 204 - 204
Included funds of $3.6K from the Deficiency Act dated 03/04/1929.
1930 204 - 204
 
1931 204 - 204
Included $500 transferred to Personnel Classification Board and $600 from the Deficiency Act dated 03/04/1931 for salary adjustment.
1932 224 - 224
Included funds of $20K from the Deficiency Act dated 03/04/1931.
1933 166 - 166
Included an additional $16.3K transferred from "Detection and Prosecution of Crimes."
1934 254 - 254
Included an additional $100K transferred from "Federal Jails, Buildings and Equipment."
1935 415 - 415
Included funding of $125K from the Deficiency Act dated 06/19/1934 for FYs 1934 and 1935.
1936 420 - 420
 
1937 435 - 435
 
1938 423 - 423
Included $288K transferred from "Pay of Special Assistant Attorneys, US Courts," and $25K transferred from "Miscellaneous Expenses, US Courts."
1939 789 - 789
Included supplemental appropriation of $200K dated 06/25/1938, and funding of $9K for "Salary, Assistant Attorney General" paid from "Salaries, Department of Justice".
1940 1,309 - 1,309
 
1941 1,324 - 1,324
 
1942 2,325 - 2,325
 
1943 1,800 - 1,800
 
1944 1,760 - 1,760
Included supplemental appropriation of $160K dated 04/01/1944.
1945 1,540 - 1,540
Included supplemental appropriation of $150K dated 12/22/1944.
1946 1,875 - 1,875
Includes supplemental appropriation of $175K dated 04/19/1946.
1947 2,089 - 2,089
 
1948 2,400 - 2,400
 
1949 3,572 - 3,572
Included supplemental appropriation of $160K dated 06/23/1949.
1950 3,799 - 3,799
 
1951 3,750 - 3,750
 
1952 3,470 - 3,470
 
1953 3,500 - 3,500
 
1954 3,500 - 3,500
 
1955 3,100 - 3,100
 
1956 3,464 - 3,464
 
1957 3,594 - 3,594
 
1958 3,785 - 3,785
 
1959 4,138 - 4,138
 
1960 4,500 - 4,500
 
1961 5,074 - 5,074
 
1962 5,875 - 5,875
 
1963 6,219 - 6,219
 
1964 6,600 - 6,600
 
1965 7,072 - 7,072
 
1966 7,172 - 7,172
 
1967 7,495 - 7,495
 
1968 7,820 - 7,820
 
1969 8,352 - 8,352
 
1970 9,761 - 9,761
 
1971 11,079 - 11,079
 
1972 12,340 - 12,340
 
1973 12,836 - 12,836
 
1974 14,790 - 14,790
 
1975 18,253 - 18,253
 
1976 22,239 - 22,239
 
1977 26,706 - 26,706
 
1978 32,371 - 32,371
 
1979 37,508 - 37,508
 
1980 43,544 - 43,544
 
1981 44,862 - 44,862
 
1982 44,000 - 44,000
 
1983 44,489 - 44,489
 
1984 44,229 - 44,229
 
1985 43,119 - 43,119
 
1986 42,586 - 42,586
 
1987 43,845 - 43,845
 
1988 44,937 - 44,937
 
1989 44,937 - 44,937
 
1990 34,317 13,519 47,836
The filing fee was implemented under Section 7A(e) of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. 18a) on 11/29/1989.
1991 40,479 13,250 53,729
 
1992 44,994 13,500 58,494
 
1993 44,626 17,220 61,846
 
1994 45,997 26,126 72,123
 
1995 41,015 48,399 89,414
 
1996 17,506 67,568 85,074
 
1997 17,542 74,905 92,447
 
1998 5,495 88,000 93,495
 
1999 166 101,474 101,640
 
2000 - 110,000 110,000
 
2001 - 120,838 120,838
HSR reform legislation (Section 630 of Pub. L. No. 106-553, 114 Stat. 2762) became effective February 1, 2001, and created a three tiered filing structure with graduated fees.
2002 - 130,791 130,791
For FY 2002, the Division's funding of $130,791,000 is offset by a prior year unobligated balance of $10,095,000, reducing the reliance on current year fee collections to $120,696,000.
2003 - 133,133 133,133
 
2004 21,133 112,000 133,133
The FY 2004 appropriation authorized Antitrust $21.133 million in ‘direct' funding since the fee estimate of $112 million was not enough to cover the total appropriation of $133.133 million.
2005 37,763 101,000 138,763
 
2006 28,088 116,000 144,088
A Department-wide rescission was applied against the Division's original appropriation of $144.451 million, resulting in a $363,000 reduction to the Division's fiscal year 2006 appropriation
2007 18,819 129,000 147,819
 
2008 8,819 139,000 147,819
 
2009 0 157,788 157,788
 
2010 61,170 102,000 163,170
 
2011 60,844 102,000 162,844
A Department-wide rescission was applied against the Division's original appropriation of $163.170 million, resulting in a $326,340 reduction to the Division's fiscal year 2011 appropriation.
2012 49,587 110,000 159,587
 
2013 44,039 115,000 159,039
A Department-wide rescission ($.978 million) and sequestration ($2.153 million) was applied against the Division‘s original appropriation of $162.170 million, resulting in a $3.131 million reduction to the Division fiscal year 2013 appropriation
2014 58,110 102,300 160,410
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