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Court, Judge Protection Funds Cut From Enacted Security Bill (2)

Aug. 2, 2021, 6:25 PM; Updated: Aug. 2, 2021, 10:07 PM

Funding to boost security of federal courts following the Capitol riot in January was left out of an emergency appropriations bill that President Joe Biden signed into law July 30.

The initial House-passed bill and the version originally introduced by Senate Appropriations Chair Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vt.) included $182.5 million for the judiciary and the U.S. Marshals Service to outfit courts with new surveillance cameras and protect judges.

The judiciary provisions were stripped from the final Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 3237), which provides roughly $2 billion funding for Capitol security and Afghan visas.

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