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Tue May 4, 2021, 01:56 PM

Attorney General Garland seeks millions to fight domestic terrorism, sexual violence, civil rights [View all]

Source: USA Today


WASHINGTON Attorney General Merrick Garland asked Congress Tuesday for more than $35 billion in funding for the Justice Department a 5% increase from last year including millions of dollars allotted to enforce civil rights, prosecute domestic terrorism, invest in community policing and boost funding for victims of sexual violence.

Among the biggest funding requests are $1.2 billion for community policing, an increase of $304 million from last year, and a "historic investment" of $1 billion for the Office of Violence Against Women, which provides services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Garland's budget request would bolster funding for the FBI and U.S. attorney's offices by $85 million allotted for domestic terrorism investigations and prosecutions. During his confirmation hearing, Garland said his "first priority" as attorney general would be the far-reaching investigation into the Capitol assault Jan. 6. Since then, the Justice Department has charged more than 400 defendants across the country.

Garland seeks $209 million for the Justice Department's civil rights work a $33 million boost from last year citing the need to enforce voting rights and prosecute a rising number of hate crimes against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. The attorney general promised to make enforcing civil rights a priority and moved swiftly to revive federal oversight of police agencies accused of abuses, oversight that languished under the Trump administration.

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