Congress considering Capitol Police request for 72 more officers

Congress considering Capitol Police request for 72 more officers

Amid increased concern about lawmakers’ safety in the wake of Wednesday’s shooting, Congress is considering a request from the U.S. Capitol Police to boost its budget by about $33 million to hire 72 more officers and ramp up security at congressional buildings and parking garages. Police Chief Matthew Verderosa warned House members last month that there are not enough officers …