Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder will push Congress to fund a budget proposal intended to clear the backlog of unanalyzed rape kits in the United States.
The money is included in the $3.9 trillion spending plan for the 2015 budget year that Obama unveiled on Tuesday. He proposed that $35 million in grants be given to communities to address their most critical needs for investigating and prosecuting sexual assault, including the testing of unanalyzed rape kits.
The funds would be used to provide grants of unspecified amounts to states and local governments, spending that would require Congressional approval.
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