$5 million provision to fight rape kit backlog moves forward
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Congressman Steve Cohen’s amendment to get 5 million more dollars to fight the backlog of untested rape kits got the green light Thursday in committee.
The money would be used to test kits across the country, including the 12,000 untested kits in Memphis.
Thursday morning, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee agreed to the additional $5 million in funding.
It now goes to the full senate.