In the wake of yesterday’s attack in New York City, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) called on President Trump today to restore proposed Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) funding. The administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposed cutting UASI funds by 25% (TR Daily, May 23).
“I’m calling on President Trump to rescind his proposed cuts to this vital anti-terrorism funding immediately,” Mr. Schumer said today. “Our city relies on this funding to track potential terrorists and snuff out attacks. The NYPD, who bravely and quickly responded to the scene yesterday and brought the mayhem to an end, depends on this anti-terrorism funding to keep our city safe, day-in and day-out.”