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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR- 171-13
May 21, 2013

STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON FEDERAL URBAN AREA SECURITY INITIATIVE FUNDING

“Today’s announcement that the New York region will receive $174 million in Urban Area Security Initiative funding is great news for our city that will bolster our national security. As we saw just weeks ago in Boston, terrorist attacks on innocent civilians are a very real threat to our cities. With the help of federal funding, New York City has created the best local counter-terrorism organization in the world. Time and again, President Obama and Secretary Napolitano have recognized that homeland security funding must be based on threat, and threat alone. I would also like to thank Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Congressman Pete King and Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, as well as the entire New York City delegation, for their support of these vital programs.”







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