May 31, 2003
Posted at: 2:08 p.m. CDT
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Congressman Mike Ross says federal money for homeland security money should be distributed equitably among cities and rural communities. Ross, a Democrat, says resources should be available to rural areas, as well as to New York and Washington, DC.
Ross submitted a 15-page report to the Department of Homeland Security.
The report is based on a series of meetings Ross held in March with law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel in the Fourth Congressional District.
He says the report doesn't advocate more spending, only a more equitable distribution of the money already available.