• Congress to implement new safety protocols after Capitol siege, including metal detectors and mask requirements

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    US Capitol Police install metal detectors at the doors of the House of Representatives chamber January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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    The House is implementing new safety protocols following the Capitol breach last Wednesday when rioters stormed the building.
    The acting House Sergeant at Arms sent a notice informing lawmakers, staffers and reporters that they will be subject to security screenings as of 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The metal detectors will be set up outside the House chamber.
    "Failure to complete screening or the carrying of prohibited items could...
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