Rep. Kelly protests homeland security cuts to NYC
Lawmakers in Westchester and Hudson Valley are launching a protest against the announced cuts to homeland security for New York City.
Anti-terrorism funding for NYC is being cut from $207 million to $125 million. Congresswoman Sue Kelly (R-Katonah) and other local delegates are demanding a meeting with Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff to discuss the reasoning behind the funding cuts. The 40 percent cut is not sitting well with residents in Westchester and Hudson Valley who live 30 miles from the city.
Chertoff defended the decision saying New York City is still at the top of the U.S. threat list. But he added that the government has to make choices.