Capitol Police upping security at DC airports, train stations when lawmakers travel

Source: The Hill | January 29, 2021 | Jordan Williams

The United States Capitol Police is bolstering security at airports and train stations in Washington, D.C., as former President Trump’s second impeachment trial in the Senate approaches and as Congress continues to grapple with the fallout of the Jan. 6 riot.

In an email sent to members and staff and obtained by The Hill, acting House Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodgett said that Capitol Police officers will provide extra security on days when a lot of lawmakers are traveling.

Officers will be stationed at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Dulles International Airport and Ronald Regan Washington National Airport to monitor members as they move throughout the airports. In addition, officers will be stationed at the Union Station railway stop.

Blodgett also said that the Senate sergeant-at-arms has created a portal to coordinate travel information for members.

Members were also reminded that they can be reimbursed for security for official duties and member-hosted events.

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