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Sessions tells Van Hollen he'll reconsider Baltimore's application for federal anti-violence funds

Sessions tells Van Hollen he'll reconsider Baltimore's application for federal anti-violence funds

Sen. Chris Van Hollen secured a promise from Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday to reconsider why Baltimore was excluded from a multimillion-dollar federal grant program aimed at cities struggling with violent crime.

Sessions made the concession while testifying on the Justice Department budget at a hearing of a Senate Appropriations subcommittee. Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, is a member of the subcommittee.

“I just ask for your commitment to see if we can look for a way to see if they can qualify for the funds,” Van Hollen told...

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