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Biden's Budget Proposal Includes $131 Million to Target Domestic Terrorism

Biden's Budget Proposal Includes $131 Million to Target Domestic Terrorism
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By    |   Friday, 09 April 2021 04:29 PM EDT

President Joe Biden's first budget proposal will include $131 million to fight domestic terrorism. According to a statement released by the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, the money would be used to investigate domestic terrorism while also respecting civil liberties. The bolstered budget alluded to the cause'of events that led to the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.

"The discretionary request provides a total of $131 million to support diverse, innovative, and community-driven methods to prevent domestic terrorism while respecting civil rights and liberties," according to the statement.

The statement added that the DHS would use the funding for "critical research on the root causes of radicalization."

The discretionary request also included a proposal of "a $110 million increase from the 2021 enacted level, for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency," an additional $540 million from 2021 to combat climate change, and "$1 billion for border infrastructure."

Alejandro Mayorkas, Secreatry of Homeland Security, said, "The President's FY 2022 discretionary funding request will reinforce the basic missions of securing our homeland, including preventing terrorism; securing and managing our borders; repairing the broken immigration system; safeguarding critical infrastructure; and strengthening national preparedness."

Mayorkas add,ed "[The discretionary budget proposal] provides the Department with targeted resources to advance commonsense policy solutions that will keep our country safe, strong, and prosperous. This includes smart investments to better manage the border, promote a humane and efficient immigration system, protect civil rights, bolster cyber defenses and resilience, and address the root causes of domestic terrorism."

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President Joe Biden's first budget proposal will include $131 million to fight domestic terrorism. According to a statement released by the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, the money would be used to investigate domestic terrorism while also respecting civil...
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