Legislative Alert: Congress Clears Homeland Security Funding Bill before Election Recess

Before leaving for a pre-election recess, the House and Senate both approved the conference report for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill. The bill (H.R. 5441)will decrease total funding for the three primary assistance programs from which law enforcement agencies are eligible to obtain funds: the State Homeland Security Grant program (SHSG),the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP), and the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).