Capitol Hill lawmakers briefed about security measures taken in wake of Capitol chaos

House and Senate lawmakers received security briefings on Tuesday in response to the mob assault on the Capitol building complex last Wednesday.

House Democrats and Republicans were briefed by House Sergeant-at-Arms Tim Blodgett, acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman, and acting U.S. Capitol Police Assistant Chief Sean Gallagher about the attack and additional security protocols in place.

The protocols include magnetometers being used for members to enter the House floor chamber and enforcement of masks being worn on the House floor. Members who do not comply with wearing a mask on the floor will face a $2,500 fine.

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