Threats Against Lawmakers Are Down, but Still Too High, Chief Says
Threats Against Lawmakers Are Down, but Still Too High, Chief Says
2023-01-18 16:15:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The number of threat investigations opened by the U.S. Capitol Police was markedly down last year compared to 2020 and 2021, but remains far too high, according to the department’s chief. Last year, the U.S. Capitol Police Threat... Read More

Threats Lead Steube to Consider Using Campaign Funds to Defend Florida Home
2022-03-18 21:01:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. W. Gregory Steube, R-Fla., has asked the Federal Election Commission for an advisory opinion on whether members of Congress can use campaign funds to protect their homes, up to and including paying for a locking security gate,... Read More

In The States
States Seek to Protect Election Workers Amid Growing Threats

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Lawmakers in a handful of states are seeking greater protections for election officials amid growing concerns for their safety after they were targeted by threats of violence following the 2020 presidential election. Widespread threats against those... Read More

In The News
Homeland Security Department Warns of Terrorist Threat During Holidays
2021-11-11 18:34:56
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Veterans Day on Thursday included the usual gatherings at war monuments but with a special warning from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about terrorism risks. The United States faces a “heightened threat environment” from domestic extremists and... Read More

DOJ, FBI Addressing Threats of Violence Against Election Officials
2021-09-21 19:25:05
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation alongside the Department of Justice is reaching out to election supervisors around the country following months of abuse and threats of violence long after the certification of President Joe Biden’s electoral college victory.... Read More

Biden: Greater Threats Than Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says even with the Taliban in power in Afghanistan, he sees a greater threat from outposts of al-Qaida and its affiliated groups in other countries, and that it was no longer "rational" to continue... Read More

Republicans Ask FEC If Campaign Cash Can Be Spent on Personal Security
2021-01-30 19:31:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Republican fundraising arms for the House and Senate have asked the Federal Elections Commission whether members of Congress can use campaign funds to pay for personal security personnel for themselves or their families. In a letter dated... Read More

Public Lands
GAO Report Says US Public Land Workers Face Assaults, Threats
2019-10-22 17:31:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Federal employees overseeing public lands in the U.S. were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a five-year period ending in 2017, a sign of increased tensions between the employees and anti-government groups, the Government Accountability Office... Read More

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