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Medina Focuses On Emergency Funding During Trip to D.C.

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City of San Antonio
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City Councilman Cris Medina says he's in Washington, D.C. to fight for emergency funding that the city lost in 2013.

San Antonio city leaders are in Washington, D.C. this week to fight for federal funding for the city.

The delegation heads to our nation's Capitol each year to speak with lawmakers on getting money people pay in taxes to come back to San Antonio.

District 7 Councilman Cris Medina sent a letter to his constituents to let them know what he's fighting for in particular: Emergency and natural disaster funding.

In his letter, he said San Antonio lost funding last year for the Urban Area Security Initiative, which is designed to help cities protect against, respond and recover from terrorism events.

He told his constituents he wants to get that money back to help pay for equipment needed in emergency situations. Medina said San Antonio is ranked #31 on the Department of Homeland Security's risk assessment but the money is needed to be prepared. In the list of leaders from San Antonio, he mentions working with both parties in this area.