U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS CHAIRMAN SECURES $15 MILLION FOR MILITARIZED POLICE AT STANDING ROCK – Anti Media News

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“As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I’ve worked to secure funding in the Department of Justice budget that states and localities can apply for to defer costs for emergency law enforcement situations,including the Dakota Access Pipeline protests,” said Hoeven. “This should enable North Dakota to get up to$15 million from the Fiscal Year 2017 budget to help defer the costs associated with that law enforcementeffort.”

During the protests, Hoeven worked to secure federal law enforcement resources to support state andlocal law enforcement, as well as Army Corps of Engineer resources to help clean up the protest site prior tothe spring thaw

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