Cops Plead With Congress To Continue Funding For Bulletproof Vests

(Washington, DC) -- Cops are pleading with lawmakers to continue federal funding for bulletproof vests. Some Republicans argue it is not up to the federal government to fund such local and state programs. Opening a Senate hearing today, Vermont Democrat Pat Leahy called it a critical program that helps save the lives of law enforcement officers across the U.S. Leahy chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.