AG Merrick Garland is focusing on domestic terror in the Justice Department’s budget. This week, he told Congress-members on the House Appropriations Subcommittee that his agency must have another $85 million over last year’s budget.
Garland claimed the budget increase would include $45 million for the FBI’s domestic terrorism investigations and $40 million for attorneys to process the “increasing” domestic terrorism cases.
“We have a new and accelerating threat and our agency is devoting our resources to defending the nation with respect to it,” Garland said. “The DHS is very important in these areas.”
The Justice Department plays a fundamental role in protecting the American people and defending their civil rights. Watch @AppropsDems today at 10 AM as we hear from Attorney General Merrick Garland on the @TheJusticeDept’s budget: https://t.co/picS2fVuKa
— Rep. David Trone (@RepDavidTrone) May 4, 2021
Garland requested that lawmakers support his budget as the Justice Department attempts to “ensure the rule of law and public safety.”
Author: Blake Ambrose