DOWNEY - Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard met with local law enforcement leaders throughout her congressional district earlier this month to "learn firsthand about their needs and concerns for the year ahead."Downey Police Chief Rick Esteves was among to share their thoughts with the congresswoman. Roybal-Allard expressed her concerns about the Republican budget resolution, which passed the House last month. While defense and homeland security funding would be unaffected, justice department programs and agencies, including anti-terror investigations conducted by the FBI, would face significant cuts, Roybal-Allard said. The congresswoman also shared concerns about potential cuts to at-risk youth programs and crime-fighting technology. "I promise that I will do whatever I can to ensure that residents are protected...in our neighborhoods," Roybal-Allard told the law enforcement officials.
********** Published: February 17, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 44