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Congress Ramps Up Security Measures as House Votes for Fines for Metal Detector Non-Compliance

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Congress Ramps Up Security Measures as House Votes for Fines for Metal Detector Non-Compliance

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday announced ramped up security measures for congressional members traveling to and from Washington, as the House voted to enact hefty fines for lawmakers who refuse to go through newly installed metal detectors at the Capitol. Pelosi in a statement said the heightened security protection for congressional members is in response to the breach of the Capitol building on Jan. 6, which she described as “a traumatic assault targeting Members.” Going forward, U.S. Capitol Police will be stationed at Baltimore/Washington International, Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Union Station as part of additional security protections, Pelosi said. Congress should establish “a 9/11-type Commission to examine and report upon the facts, causes and security relating to the terrorist mob attack,” Pelosi said. “The security of the U.S. Capitol Complex and all who serve and work in it is of the highest priority,” …

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