Arkansan Wants Homeland Security Money for Rural Areas

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.

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