Rep. Ryan: Steps Being Taken to Secure US Capitol, Make Police Less Vulnerable

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), chairman of the House Subcommittee of Legislative Branch, says his committee is working with retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore’s recommendations to appropriate funds to secure the U.S. Capitol, after an attack that occurred Friday that resulted in the death of a Capitol police officer. Ryan, whose committee has jurisdiction over Capitol security, said in a CNN interview on Monday that his committee has “a game plan with the recommendations from General Honoré and we are teeing up a supplemental bill to fund that. And we’re moving in the right direction but clearly, these are difficult times.” Current security measures at the Capitol, including barbed wire fencing that has been a cause for complaint from lawmakers, were not able to stop a man from slamming his car into two Capitol officers at a checkpoint on Constitution Ave., resulting in the death of one of the officers and …

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