House chamber fortified with bulletproof doors: report

House chamber fortified with bulletproof doors: report
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The House chamber is reportedly being fortified with bulletproof doors to give the chamber extra protection after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

An Axios reporter saw the workers replacing the doors on Wednesday with staffers reportedly saying they were being replaced with kevlar.

Security has been high around the Capitol since the insurrection, which took the lives of five people, including one Capitol Police officer. 


Outer fencing around the complex was just removed this week, almost three months after the attack.

Photos from that day showed the pro-Trump mob breaking windows and doors to move about the Capitol during their attempt to stop Congress from certifying the 2020 Electoral College vote. Police had to barricade the House chamber with their guns drawn so rioters could not enter.

A report on security in the wake of the assault recommended that the Architect of the Capitol "expedite repair and hardening of vulnerable windows and doors."

Workers told Axios that work on the doors will be ongoing when House members return from their recess in two weeks.

The Hill has reached out to the Architect of the Capitol for comment.