The federal judiciary would receive nearly $751 million for court security for 2023 under a bill approved by a U.S. House panel.
That’s a 6.5% increase from this year but less than the 11.5 percent boost the judiciary sought.
Other security priorities are being funded, though, including a 27% increase to assist the Supreme Court’s security needs.
Judges were subject to 4,511 threats and inappropriate communications in 2021, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
A California man carrying a handgun, ammunition, a crow bar, and pepper spray was arrested outside the Maryland home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh on June 8.
The bill would also renew funding for a program aimed at identifying and pursuing the voluntary removal of judges’ personal information from the internet.
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