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House Passes $2.1 Billion Capitol Security Bill
Congress
House Passes $2.1 Billion Capitol Security Bill
2021-07-30 16:01:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $2.1 billion emergency spending bill that includes funding for the Capitol Police, a move that solved a potential budget shortfall that could have led to furloughs in August. The bill, H.R.... Read More

Texas Gov. Abbott Deploys National Guard to Assist in Border Arrests
In The States
Texas Gov. Abbott Deploys National Guard to Assist in Border Arrests
2021-07-29 14:49:12
by Reece Nations

AUSTIN, Texas -- In accordance with plans first announced in June, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday ordered the state National Guard to aid Department of Public Safety troopers with apprehending individuals for state charges related to the border crisis.... Read More

National Guard Preparing Budget Measures to Cover Jan. 6 Response
Military
National Guard Preparing Budget Measures to Cover Jan. 6 Response
2021-07-23 12:30:24
by Reece Nations

National Guard leaders are preparing to furlough civilians and cancel training events and drills slated for August and September to cover costs incurred by responding to the Jan. 6 siege on Capitol Hill. The guard’s mission formally ended in May,... Read More

National Guard Seeks $521 Million Reimbursement for Jan. 6 Response
Military
National Guard Seeks $521 Million Reimbursement for Jan. 6 Response
2021-06-24 14:50:11
by Dan McCue

The National Guard is asking Congress to reimburse $521 million it says it spent in responding to the Jan. 6 siege on Capitol Hill and the extended protection it provided in the months that followed. Gen. Daniel Hohanson said during... Read More

National Guard Mission Ends on Capitol Hill
Congress
National Guard Mission Ends on Capitol Hill
2021-05-24 20:56:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON- Five months after being deployed to the U.S. Capitol to help fend off rioters during the Jan. 6 siege by violent supporters of former President Donald Trump, National Guard troops have packed up and are heading home. The guard's... Read More

Riot Review Seeks Sweeping Changes to Hill Security
Law Enforcement
Riot Review Seeks Sweeping Changes to Hill Security
2021-03-09 15:56:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – A task force examining security shortcomings on Capitol Hill after the Jan. 6 riot that left five people dead has concluded a myriad of fundamental changes are needed to ensure such an event never happens again. Retired Army... Read More

Takeaways: What Hearings Have Revealed About Jan. 6 Failures
Law Enforcement
Takeaways: What Hearings Have Revealed About Jan. 6 Failures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many questions remain unanswered about the failure to prevent the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. But after six congressional hearings, it's clear that the Capitol Police were unprepared and overwhelmed as hundreds of Donald Trump's... Read More

Capitol Police Push Back on Reports National Guard 'Banished' to Parking Garage
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Push Back on Reports National Guard 'Banished' to Parking Garage
2021-01-22 16:40:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol Police on Friday pushed back at multiple media reports that the agency had banished National Guard troops to nearby parking garages following the Biden inauguration. According to Politico, thousands of National Guardsmen were allowed back... Read More

What They Are Saying About the Inauguration of President Joe Biden
Political News
What They Are Saying About the Inauguration of President Joe Biden
2021-01-20 20:04:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The swearing in of President Joe Biden went off without incident Wednesday, despite fears that false claims of election fraud by President Donald Trump and others would cause armed demonstrations to erupt across the country. In the end,... Read More

12 National Guard Members Reportedly Removed from Inauguration Detail
In The News
12 National Guard Members Reportedly Removed from Inauguration Detail
2021-01-19 20:36:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Twelve U.S. Army National Guard members have reportedly been removed from the force providing presidential inauguration security after they were found to have ties with right-wing militia groups or posted extremist views online. Officials have yet to provide... Read More

Capitol Police Step Up Security Ahead of Inauguration
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Step Up Security Ahead of Inauguration
2021-01-15 15:19:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol Police have significantly ratcheted up security throughout the Capitol Complex ahead of next week's presidential inaugural ceremony. Measures include installing unscalable eight-foot tall fencing and the closing of several area roads. The department is also... Read More

We The Pizza, Others Providing Comfort Food to National Guard Protecting Capitol
In The News
We The Pizza, Others Providing Comfort Food to National Guard Protecting Capitol
2021-01-14 18:55:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The boxes were recognizable to anyone who has spent a little time on Capitol Hill. Even from a distance, the white circle and black star emblazoned on the box inspired mouth-watering visions of sauce and melted cheese to... Read More

Expecting Trouble, DC Locks Down a Week Before Inauguration
Law Enforcement
Expecting Trouble, DC Locks Down a Week Before Inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. There were no cars or scooters and seemingly no tourists Wednesday, just the occasional jogger and multiple construction crews... Read More

A Day of Historic Impeachment, a Capitol as Armed Encampment
In The News
A Day of Historic Impeachment, a Capitol as Armed Encampment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The scene in the U.S. Capitol seemed jarringly disconnected. Inside the House chamber, the nation's lawmakers spoke with solemnity about democracy, the rule of law and the words of Abraham Lincoln as they undertook a vote to... Read More

Capitol Investigators Try to Sort Real Tips from Noise
Law Enforcement
Capitol Investigators Try to Sort Real Tips from Noise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential threats and leads are pouring in to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The challenge is now figuring out what's real and what's just noise. Investigators are combing through a mountain... Read More

EXPLAINER: Why National Guard's Role Was Limited During Riot
Cities
EXPLAINER: Why National Guard's Role Was Limited During Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last week, questions are being raised about why the District of Columbia National Guard played such a limited role as civilian law enforcement officers were outnumbered... Read More

10,000 National Guard Troops Due in D.C. Saturday, Washington Monument Closed
Law Enforcement
10,000 National Guard Troops Due in D.C. Saturday, Washington Monument Closed
2021-01-11 19:40:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The National Guard said Monday it will increase troops in DC to at least 10,000 by Saturday to boost security ahead of the upcoming inauguration, and an additional 5,0000 could be requested from other states. The announcement came... Read More

Capitol Police Rejected Offers of Federal Help to Quell Mob
Law Enforcement
Capitol Police Rejected Offers of Federal Help to Quell Mob

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob descended on the building Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up... Read More

Can States Fire Employees Who Leave for Military Duty? Supreme Court May Decide
Employment
Can States Fire Employees Who Leave for Military Duty? Supreme Court May Decide

WASHINGTON — Should a federal law that protects National Guard members and reservists from being fired from their private sector jobs while they are deployed also apply to state government jobs? Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court hinted it might weigh in on the issue.... Read More

Trump Calls for ‘Law and Order,’ Threatens to Deploy Troops to Major Cities
In The News
Trump Calls for ‘Law and Order,’ Threatens to Deploy Troops to Major Cities

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, declaring himself a “president of law and order,” threatened Monday to deploy “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers” to American cities, claiming governors and local officials have “failed... Read More

Will America Get a Space National Guard?
Military
Will America Get a Space National Guard?

WASHINGTON — The United States has a new military service, the Space Force, but it has never been clear whether or not the country will also have a Space Guard and Reserve. Many observers on Capitol Hill were hoping the... Read More

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