Senators request JAG grant funding to help fight crime
A group of 39 senators is asking a Senate appropriations subcommittee to retain the Byrne JAG grant funds
By David Lester
The Yakima Herald-Republic
YAKIMA, Wash. — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including Sen. Maria Cantwell, is urging continued federal funding for crime-fighting efforts across the country, including money to fight drug activity in the Yakima Valley.
A group of 39 senators is asking a Senate appropriations subcommittee to retain what is known as the Byrne JAG grant funds, which earmarked more than $93,000 in direct federal funding for the local Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) task force in fiscal year 2010.