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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 10:10 PM

Courts seek funding to prevent Capitol-riot-style 'incursion'

Source: Politico

Federal judges are asking Congress for special funding of almost $113 million to prevent court buildings from being overrun by a “hostile incursion” similar to the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6.

The request — disclosed at a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing Wednesday — was quietly sent to lawmakers earlier this month.

“These are evolving needs that have largely come from the lessons learned from January 6th,” said Judge Roslynn Mauskopf, who took over on Feb. 1 as director of the courts’ administrative office.

“We’ve always been concerned about finding ways to harden the entryways of our courthouses,” she told lawmakers during the hearing, conducted via videoconference. “We’ve always been focused on mitigating vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. And, so, $113 million of that request is to secure entrances and screening areas.”

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/courts-seek-funding-to-prevent-capitol-riot-style-incursion/ar-BB1dZbiR?ocid=DELLDHP&li=BBnb7Kz

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