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Law enforcement funding battle

CQ Budget, Episode No. 324

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., chair of the Senate Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee, is sure to oppose the Justice Department funding cuts sought by House Republicans.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., chair of the Senate Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee, is sure to oppose the Justice Department funding cuts sought by House Republicans. (Bill Clark/ CQ Roll Call file photo)

A Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill drafted by House Republicans has triggered partisan disputes over federal law enforcement funding and policies as the GOP majority tries to rein in the Biden administration Justice Department. Senate appropriators, meanwhile, are preparing to begin their own markups as early as next week. CQ Roll Call’s Ryan Tarinelli, Paul M. Krawzak and David Lerman outline the flashpoints in the Commerce-Justice-Science bill and the game plan for Senate appropriators.

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