Schumer Criticizes Proposed Grant Fund Cuts

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), says the attacks in London this past weekend show the need to retain funding for homeland security grant programs in the U.S., rather than cut them. “Amazingly, with terrorism on the rise, President Trump actually proposed cutting vital anti-terrorism funding in his budget last week. He has proposed cutting anti-terrorism funds, including a 25% cut to UASI [Urban Area Security Initiative], a program that is essential to major city police departments, including New York, in their fight against terror. These proposed cuts would make us less safe,” Mr. Schumer said in a statement yesterday. “Given what has happened in Europe we are calling on the President to immediately abandon these proposed cuts.”

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