Trump signs bill to clear backlog of untested DNA evidence
President Donald Trump signed the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act into law on Dec. 30. The legislation helps fund the testing of the massive volume of backlogged rape kits. The law gives $151 million to the Department of Justice for each of Fiscal Years 2019-2024 for the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program; $12.5 million for DNA training and education programs; and $30 million for the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Grant Program.
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