Police chief: More officers needed to fully reopen Capitol
March 30, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police told lawmakers Wednesday it was his recommendation to move forward with a phased-in reopening of the U.S. Capitol as his agency works to overcome attrition after the January 6 insurrection and hiring delays because of the pandemic.
The testimony before a House subcommittee underscores that persistent security concerns are playing a major role in restricting the public's access to the Capitol, an increasingly sore point with lawmakers from both parties who are urging a return to normalcy after two years of restrictions.
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