Garland to emphasize need for funding on domestic terrorism and civil rights work

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday will ask lawmakers to support his department’s request for more funding to help investigate and prosecute domestic terrorism and beef up civil rights enforcement, as he testifies on Capitol Hill for the first time as the country’s top law enforcement officer.

Appearing before a House Appropriations subcommittee about the Justice Department’s budget request, Garland will highlight proposals for a $45 million increase in funding for the...