Sen. Bob Casey wrote a letter to a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee asking for $100M to be allocated to spend on security at the 2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
The DNC will hold their convention in Philadelphia next summer, while the RNC’s will take place in Cleveland, with the money to be split evenly between the two cities.
Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown joined Casey in penning a message to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies.
These conventions are “large-scale, complex and high-profile events that can pose significant security challenges,” Casey and Brown wrote.
The $100M amount is similar to what has been appropriated for past conventions, the Senators point out in their letter. The national conventions are classified as “National Special Security Events,” putting the U.S. Secret Service in charge of security.
Congress has appropriated funds for every convention held since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.