As crime in the United States continues climbing, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is looking to allocate $50 billion from President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion spending package to fund more police officers in localities and states.
On Tuesday, Cotton introduced the Fund the Police Act, obtained by Breitbart News, that would use about $50 billion in unspent funding from Biden’s American Rescue Plan to establish a “Law Enforcement Support Trust Fund” at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to continuously support federal grants to local and state police.
Likewise, Cotton’s plan would give $1 billion each to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, known as Byrne JAG grants, and the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office grants.
Annually, the DOJ law enforcement trust created by Cotton’s legislation would be supplemented by $500 million to go toward Byrne JAG and COPS grant programs.
“Democrats are eager to rewrite history