NEW YORK – New York state is getting nearly $26 million in federal funds to reimburse law enforcement agencies for costs associated with guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence.
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Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced the grants Wednesday. She says the money covers costs incurred during the 2 1/2 months between Election Day and the Republican president's Inauguration Day.
Lowey is a Democrat and a ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee.
The New York Police Department is getting $18.9 million. The Suffolk County Police Department is getting $7 million.
NYPD commissioner James O'Neill had written to New York's congressional delegation seeking the reimbursement. The original estimate had been lowered from $35 million to $24 million.
Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says his city's taxpayers are getting back part of what they're owed.