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Rep. Yvette D. Clarke Calls for Adequate Homeland Security Funding for New York City

Today, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency released its final allocations for critical homeland security grant programs. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity and Science and Technology, released the following statement:

“While New York City will receive the same proportion of homeland security grant funding as last year, the overall funding levels for these programs are inadequate for combating terrorist attacks in our urban metropolitan areas. The recent terror attempts in New York City demonstrate that these funds are more critical than ever. I will continue to push for full funding of critical security programs such as Securing the Cities, the Urban Area Security Initiative, the State Homeland Security Grant Program, and the Transit Security Grant Program in the fiscal year 2011 appropriations bill.”