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Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho, left) speaks with Navajo Nation Council representatives Hope McDonald-Lone Tree (center) and Rex Lee Jim, who serves as Chairman of the Public Safety Committee.

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Tribal News: Public Safety Committee advocates for new jails, more law enforcement, and funding increases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - More law enforcement officers, new jails and court buildings and more federal funding for public safety were the Navajo Nation's main priorities during congressional visits last week. "We're asking Congress to oppose President Bush's low budget requests for law enforcement and jail construction," said Rex Lee Jim, who serves as chairman of the Public Safety Committee.