Codey SOS - Homeland Security
Mr. President, how can Wyoming receive $30 dollars per capita for homeland security aid while New Jersey receives only $6 dollars per capita? Homeland security funding increased 24% this year but yet, funding was cut for Newark, one of only three cities put on Orange Alert this summer.
Mr. President. We live our lives in the shadow of the fallen towers. For purposes of terrorism, the FBI has called the stretch between Port Newark and Newark International Airport the most dangerous two miles in America. We have nuclear plants and oil refineries, chemical plants and financial districts. We have been targeted before and we will likely be targeted again.
This is not a fight just to get our fair share from Washington.. This is a fight to protect our communities from an evil we all know. Mr. President, our voices will not be quieted ... our efforts will not be stopped until you say "yes" to New Jersey. Although Washington refuses to acknowledge the obvious, we are taking it upon ourselves to make sure New Jersey is prepared.
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