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Congressman Issa Opposes Pelosi Plan for Permanent Militarization of U.S. Capitol

May 20, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-50) opposed H.R. 3237, Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act. This bill would spend almost $2 billion in funding for a permanent militarized security system throughout the Capitol.

Issa released the following statement:

“I am completely opposed to the permanent militarization of security at the U.S. Capitol – and I will object to any effort that seeks to impose it. This is the people’s house, not a fortress that is off limits to the public and ringed by an excessive show of force. While we can improve security with civilian law enforcement, we have an obligation to maintain our most democratic institution and make it accessible to the people it serves.”

Darrell Issa is the Representative of California’s 50th Congressional District. The District encompasses the central and northeastern parts of San Diego County and a portion of Riverside County, including the communities of Fallbrook, San Marcos, Valley Center, Ramona, Escondido, Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, Temecula, and the mountain and desert areas of the San Diego-Imperial County line. Issa served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from 2011-2015.