The United States Capitol has been surrounded by fencing since just after the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the building, but Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen and other lawmakers want to make sure the barriers do not become permanent. “We can achieve security here without building a wall,” Van Hollen, a Democrat, said at a press conference just outside the Capitol. He and Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, along with Democratic Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia, have introduced bills that would prohibit the construction of permanent fencing around the United States Capitol complex.
Chris Van Hollen, Other Lawmakers Want To Block Permanent Capitol Fencing
March 26, 2021