Congress passes bill to give Capitol Police chief authority to request National Guard help
The bill will now go to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.
As it stands now, the chief must get the consent of the Capitol Police Board to ask for this type of back up. Both Republicans and Democrats have felt that layer of bureaucracy was at least part of what led to a delayed response from federal forces supporting Capitol Police on January 6.
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