SENATE COMMITTEE BOOSTS FUNDING TO FIGHT ORT

WASHINGTON - The Senate Appropriations Committee last week issued a report recommending not less than $4.1 million in funding to assist the FBI in fighting the professional gangs of shoplifters responsible for what's called Organized Retail Theft.The funding for ORT, which includes support for a special FBI Task Force and a national database, was originally set for $3 million but the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON - The Senate Appropriations Committee last week issued a report recommending not less than $4.1 million in funding to assist the FBI in fighting the professional gangs of shoplifters responsible for what's called Organized Retail Theft.

The funding for ORT, which includes support for a special FBI Task Force and a national database, was originally set for $3 million but the House of Representatives last month recommended reducing that amount to $1 million.

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