Bob Menendez Misrepresents The Facts About Homeland Security Funding
As we have written many times, President Bush favored a risk based formula, but Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT.) held passage of the Patriot Act hostage until a different method for allocating homeland security funds to the states was adopted. The name of the formula used is called The Leahy All-State Minimum Formula.
Below is a screen capture from Leahy’s website. As you can see, Leahy takes credit for creating the formula and for getting Congress to reject the President’s proposal to end the Leahy all-state minimum formula.