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Security Changes at the U.S. Capitol

March 15, 2021
Press Release

In the coming weeks, the United States Capitol Police will continue to improve access around the U.S. Capitol, while fulfilling our mission to protect Congress and the Capitol Hill community.

The USCP has already modified fencing along 3rd Street, NW, Louisiana Avenue, NW, and Washington Avenue, SW to help drivers and pedestrians. For security reasons, we will not provide a detailed timeline of specific, future changes.

The current infrastructure and National Guard assistance is temporary.

Following the attack on January 6, Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman requested vast improvements to the physical security infrastructure and the availability of immediate back-up forces. The Department will continue to work with our congressional stakeholders and law enforcement partners as we strengthen security measures at the Capitol. The U.S. Capitol Police is extremely grateful for the Department of Defense and the National Guard’s commitment to support our critical mission.