Cuomo criticizes trump’s proposal to reduce funding search teams with dogs

The Governor of the state of new York has acted with sharp criticism about the intentions of the US Administration to restrict funding of programs related to security in public places.

In particular, it should apply search teams with dogs that detect explosives. These patrols typically work in transport hubs, metro stations, airports and other places with large concentrations of people. The state government has already received a proposal regarding the collapse of the program Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) in 2019. Its cost is estimated at $12.6 million.

The Trump Administration wants to cut funding for bomb-sniffing dogs at New York’s airports and transit hubs.
This is a dangerous idea and I urge Congress to reject it outright.

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 16, 2018

«New York will always act as a target. This economic and cultural center of the nation, and because we stand for the values of freedom and democracy. The safety of new Yorkers is our priority number one, and the state will continue to support dog teams and fill the gaps in Federal spending when it is needed. I urge the Congress to consider the dangerous consequences of this budget proposal andto torgnot it, «—said in a statement, Andrew Cuomo.

The Governor believes that to save on the safety of American citizens is unforgivable. According to Cuomo, the President is ready to spend $1.6 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico to combat «phantom menace», but wants to abandon the critical programs worth $12.6 million. The head of the new York state believes such a move is irresponsible and short-sighted.

The termination of funding for the VIPR program while not approved, and the proposal will be considered by several state authorities. White house officials yet do not give comments on this account.