WASHINGTON – As the nation continues to reel over the Orlando massacre, a proposal in Congress would increase the appropriation for law enforcement to thwart potential future active shooter situations.
Senator Charles Schumer is backing the plan to hike the currently proposed appropriation by $191 million.
“In the wake of the terrible tragedy in Orlando, it’s clear we need to increase the funds to the FBI’s counter-terrorism efforts,” the senator said, noting that FBI Director Comey recently said the agency is trying to find needles in a nationwide haystack and which pieces of hay will become needles.
“If the FBI can find a way to do that better, that would be great,” Schumer said.
The additional funding in the proposal would increase the FBI’s appropriation by $175 million and funding for local police active shooter training by $15 million.