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Here’s How US Lawmakers are Enhancing Their Personal Protection

  • Capitol Police have cited increased threats against Congress
  • Sergeant at Arms this summer added more home-security money
Nancy Pelosi is accompanied by staff and security in April 2022 in Washington, DC. 

Nancy Pelosi is accompanied by staff and security in April 2022 in Washington, DC. 

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The violent assault on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband at their San Francisco home is the latest in a string of incidents that have driven lawmakers to boost their own personal protection.

The speaker, who was in Washington at the time of the intrusion, has a designated security detail that protects her as a leader in Congress. But that’s not the case for many of her colleagues.