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Judiciary Asks Senate to Support $182.5 Million for Security (1)

June 9, 2021, 8:52 PM; Updated: June 9, 2021, 10:20 PM

The federal judiciary is asking the Senate to support $182.5 million for court security included in a House-passed emergency spending bill as threats to courts and judges increase.

Funding to increase judges’ safety and outfit courts with new security cameras is needed to help “harden” courthouses, Roslynn Mauskopf, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and John Lungstrum, who chairs the budget committee of the federal judiciary’s policymaking arm, said in a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee leaders.

The June 7 letter was made public Wednesday.

H.R. 3237 proposing $1.9 billion in emergency spending in response to the ...

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