On Oct. 5, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder announced cost-cutting measures to streamline operations and reduce spending, including a proposal to close the Antitrust Division field offices in Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas and Philadelphia, and reassign 94 positions and the cases currently staffed by those offices to the remaining field offices in Chicago, New York and San Francisco field and to the National Criminal Enforcement Section in Washington, D.C. It is expected that the consolidation would result in savings of nearly $8 million. The proposed plan must be approved by the Senate and House Appropriations Committees.