The I-Team has an update on a story the team has been following for over a year. Lawmakers have announced a new effort to eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits in the Bay Area.
San Jose Congressman Mike Honda says about $41 million has been earmarked to help complete the testing nationwide.
There are half-a-million untested kits in the United States, including 2,000 in Alameda County.
The funding still needs final approval.
The I-Team first reported on this issue back in May of 2013. Since then, a state bill has been introduced to encourage police and crime labs to expedite the processing of rape kits.
Congress considers $41 million to help reduce rape kit backlog