Rep. Lowey pushes Homeland Security to rethink anti-terrorist funding
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to rethink how it allocates money for anti-terrorism.
According to a government report, New York State has only half as many potential terrorist targets than Indiana. Friday, Lowey blasted the Department of Homeland Security for cutting anti-terrorist dollars to New York and spending them on smaller locations around the country. Lowey plans to introduce an amendment next week to change this database that includes a popcorn factory and an auto shop. She believes the railroads, like Metro-North and the Indian Point Power Plant are more likely targets.
Lowey?s amendment will force the department to take a second look at the list and prioritize it. She believes one of the first steps is to focus and spend more on the rails.
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