Congressman Robert Aderholt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, has discussed funding issues with Homeland Security. Aderholt's subcommittee funds the department's budget items. The broader House Appropriations Committee Republicans released a budget proposal to cut $100 billion from President Obama's budget, so Homeland Security will not be immune to cuts. Aderholt says in addition to the fight against terrorism, another threat to national security is the ballooning federal deficit. Core responsibilities of protecting the homeland will remain funded, according to Aderholt, but non-security cuts are necessary.