Attorney General Merrick Garland asked Congress for more than $35 billion in funding for the Justice Department – a 5% increase from last year – including millions of dollars allotted to enforce civil rights and funding for victims of sexual violence.
In his first congressional appearance since his confirmation, Attorney General Merrick Garland requested more money to fight domestic terrorism, bolster enforcement of civil-rights law, combat gun violence and promote other Biden administration priorities
‘We have a growing fear of domestic violent extremism and domestic terrorism,’ Attorney General Merrick Garland told a U.S. House of Representatives budgeting subcommittee. ‘Both of those keep me up at night’
While testifying before Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland reiterated the growing threat of domestic terrorism and extremism. He appeared before members of a House Appropriations subcommittee to discuss the Justice Dept's proposed budget for the 2022 fiscal year.
Congratulations to our new Attorney General, Merrick Garland. Through many years of service, AG Garland has demonstrated independence and an unwavering commitment to the rule of law. @PresElectBiden and I are confident in his ability to restore integrity in the Department of Justice.
Finally! The Senate just confirmed Merrick Garland as our next Attorney General.
There is no excuse for Senate Judiciary Republicans to delay Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to be the next Attorney General. I’m calling on Sen. Graham—who is still Chair of the Committee even though his party is in the minority—to end this delay & schedule this hearing now.