Lawmakers To Announce Federal Funding For Anti-Gang Programs Today
Update 11/11: The Post's Metro section published this article on the topic.
Rep. Frank Wolf's (R-Fairfax) office today announced that a bipartisan group of local congressional leaders will hold a press conference today to announce new funding to combat gangs in Northern Virginia and Maryland. The conference will be held at 2 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol.
From Wolf's announcement:
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Virginia) Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland)
Rep. Tom Davis (R-Virginia) Rep. Al Wynn (D-Maryland)
Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia) Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland)
The FY 2006 Science-State-Justice-Commerce Appropriations conference report set to be voted on in the House today includes significant funding to address the region's gang problem. The funding will be used for law enforcement, prevention and education."