Senate appropriators are recommending a nearly $3 billion budget for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in fiscal year 2023, essentially the same amount as House appropriators have proposed, a substantial increase over what Congress provided the agency in FY ’22.

The Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee recommends $2.91 billion for CISA, about $400 million more than requested and more than $300 million above the nearly $2.6 billion Congress appropriated in FY ’22. House appropriators are recommending nearly $2.93 billion for the agency.

While it’s unclear when Congress will agree on final appropriations bills for the federal government for FY ’23, the final bill for the Department of Homeland Security is likely to include the $2.9 billion for CISA.

In FY ’20, CISA was funded at about $2 billion. Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), who is retiring from Congress at the end of this year and is the ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee, has argued that CISA needs a $5 billion budget.

The Senate appropriators would provide just over $2.3 billion for CISA’s operations and support account and $583 million for acquisition. The proposed funding for operations and support would be an increase of more than $363 million, with threat hunting, incident reporting related to critical infrastructure, and improved information sharing with state and local governments among the beneficiaries.

The acquisition account would be boosted nearly $40 million over FY ’22, with threat hunting efforts the primary gainer.