Democrats Reject Calls to Defund Police With Spending Requests

June 24, 2021, 9:00 AM

When a gun is fired in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., police want to know within 60 seconds where the trigger was pulled. And now that the city of 41,000 is represented by a powerful Democratic congressional “cardinal,” they could get their wish.

Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), the new chair of the House Appropriations Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee, was among five House lawmakers—four of them Democrats—to request funds ...

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