Transcript for Merrick Garland testifies before House on Biden's DOJ budget request
Remarks that a 1151000. Plus always the justice department for any and all I explained how I will approach this. Well all of us are united by our commitment and rule of law and to eat equal justice under law. We are united by our commitment to protecting our country as our growth says. From all enemies foreign and domestic. And by our commitment to enforcing our country's law and to ensuring civil rights and civil liberties are. My approach reflects Justice Department's mission. The department's mission is reflected in our 35. Billion dollar black when he. FY 20/20 two. If you're highlights. First our budget supports my commitment to protecting our national security. Including addressing both international and amassed errors. While respecting civil liberties. It includes increases of 45 million dollar EI domestic terrorist issues. And forty million dollars for the US attorney in managing increasing domestic terrorism case. Snack. Almost sixty years 65 years after. The civil rights division's work remains vital to addressing law holds the nation's ports. Our budget seeks to increase the department's civil rights funding by thirty million dollar. Providing a total of 209 million dollars this vision. Community relations service. Related civil rights or. From protecting voting rights prosecuting hate crimes like Paul's experience. Why are Asian American and Pacific islander community. And DOJ's civil rights or is critical. In the history. Another highlight of the president's office. Is an historic investment of one billion dollars to support the work of the justice department's office of violence against. Important grant programs administered by will be yummy delicious. Local territorial and tribal are. Addressing gender based cuts. In addition 120 million dollars is provided. To expand our efforts to address widespread rape kit backlog. And to fund new investigative training programs along or law. And prosecutors are. Units and dedicated to investigating. Gender based us. Promoting public trust between communities and long horse. Isn't central. To making both communities and police NC. Our budget proposes increased investment in programs that support community oriented easing. Addressing systemic inequities. Including one point two billion an increase 300 or. Gun deaths continued to broker a staggering rate in are there is more that we can do to make air each day. This is both the law enforcement and public. We are seeking to increase our support to combat gun violence by 232. Homes were FY when he went to. Supporting both ENJ federal law enforcement resources while we. We're community violence prevention programs. Background checks and more comprehensive. We are also stepping up our we're kind of environment adjusts. We were low income communities and tribal communities. Often suffered the most are from environmental problems. Among our efforts we are seeking increased resources or aren't we short beard and help ease the little. The anti trust laws are the charter of her. And the Justice Department is committed to enforce. The FY 22 request for increased resources antitrust division. Reflects that. Finally there are nearly one point three million cases pending before immigration courts. 21% budget increase for the executive office for immigration being. Halt support 100 new immigration judges. Truth technology. And other efficiency mechanisms. To reduce that back.
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