Congressman Stephen Lynch (MA-09) and Congressman Peter King (NY-03) served as the Democratic and Republican leads on a March 17, 2008 letter to Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science Chairman Alan Mollohan (WV-01) and Ranking Member Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) in support of increased funding for the Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Program. RISS is the primary information sharing program for our nation’s law enforcement agencies and supports over 8,000 local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement member agencies in all 50 states. Specifically, through its six regional intelligence centers, RISS offers a variety of tools, including information sharing, research, investigative, and training services, to support the law enforcement and homeland security missions of state and local jurisdictions. If you would like to view the full text of the March 17, 2008 letter, please click here.