A bipartisan group of 18 U.S. senators have formed a Law Enforcement Caucus. The group is chaired by Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). One member, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), says that as Congress cuts the federal budget, “we need to be sure we do so in a way that doesn't unnecessarily endanger public safety.”
The caucus said it would “develop strategies for fostering effective law enforcement,” highlight ways in which the federal government can better assist agencies at the state and local level, and will help circulate best practices in administering law enforcement programs during a time of limited budgets.