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The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is overseen by the Capitol Police Board and has Congressional oversight by appropriations and authorizing committees from the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. This oversight affords the Department the support and opportunity to continually ensure that the USCP meets the safety and security needs of the Congress, the staff, and the many visitors who come to the United States Capitol each day.

Capitol Police Board

  • Jennifer A. Hemingway, United States Senate Acting Sergeant at Arms (Acting Chairman)
  • Timothy Blodgett, U.S. House of Representatives Acting Sergeant at Arms (Member)
  • J. Brett Blanton, Architect of the Capitol (Member)
  • Yogananda D. Pittman, Acting Chief of Police (Ex-Officio Member)

Congressional Committees

        Appropriations Committees

House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch

  • Chairman: Tim Ryan (Ohio)
  • Ranking Member:  Jaime Herrera Beutler (Washington)

Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch

  • Chairman: Cindy Hyde-Smith (Mississippi)
  • Ranking Member: Christopher Murphy (Connecticut)


        Authorizing Committees

Committee on House Administration

  • Chairman: Zoe Lofgren (California)
  • Ranking Member: Rodney Davis (Illinois)

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

  • Chairman: Roy Blunt (Missouri)
  • Ranking Member: Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota)