Fencing around U.S. Capitol to be scaled back as security threat diminishes – National

Amid strong bipartisan pushback, security officials say they will soon scale back fencing that has circled the U.S. Capitol and cut off the entire area to pedestrian and vehicular traffic since a mob attacked the building on Jan. 6. Timothy Blodgett, the acting House sergeant-at-arms, said Monday in a memo to members of Congress […]

National Guard on 24-hour watch in U.S. Capitol after deadly riot – National

The National Guard were on a 24-hour watch in the U.S. Capitol after last week’s violence, with off-duty members left to catch naps in hallways and below the bust of General George Washington, who led the United States to victory in its battle for independence against Britain more than two centuries ago. A large […]