Coburn Releases Letter Exchange with New York City Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly Regarding the Use of UASI Grants for Overtime Pay

Dr. Coburn released the following letter exchanged between New York City Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly regarding the use of federal Department of Homeland Security grants to pay overtime of local police officers, which would have been restricted under an amendment Dr. Coburn offered to the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 933.  

March 15, 2013, letter from NYPD Commissioner Kelly to Dr. Coburn available here.

March 27, 2013, response from Dr. Coburn to Commissioner Kelly available here.

Amendment information below:

Amendment 69. This amendment would prohibit certain homeland security grants to be spent on conferences, excessive pay, and other unnecessary items. Additional information available here.  The amendment failed to pass 48-51.

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