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FEMA Looks to Help Fight Domestic Terrorism

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By    |   Thursday, 18 February 2021 02:25 PM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide additional help in the fight against domestic extremism.

The agency plans to increase funding for state and cities to concentrate on the pursuit of domestic terrorists, CNN reported Thursday.

State and local officials were informed of the funding during a briefing last week. It is designed to allow the agency to double down on its efforts to fight home-grown fanatics, CNN said.

It comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Monday that Congress will establish a Sept. 11-style commission to review the deadly insurrection that took place at the Capitol.

Pelosi said the independent commission will “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the Jan. 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex … and relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power."

A Department of Homeland Security official told CNN: "January 6 was a wake-up call. The government is taking this extremely seriously."

And a FEMA spokesperson added: "Since 2002, DHS has allocated more than $54 billion to states and territories to prevent and prepare for the threats that terrorist organizations pose. Almost 20 years later, the homeland security threat environment has evolved. As the threats evolve, so, too, must the grant programs intended to prepare communities for those threats."

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