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House Members Can Now Purchase Bulletproof Vests With Taxpayers’ Money - Source Dailycaller

Posted on Mar 01,2018
Filed Under Local Politics , Politics,

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 09: Lights shine down Pennsylvania Avenue leading to the U.S. Capitol in the early hours of Friday morning on February 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Despite an attempt by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to slow down the process, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to continue to fund the government and lift strict budget caps. With the government officially in a shut- down, the legislation now goes to the House of Representatives which is expected to vote to reopen the Government early Friday morning. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images).

Source Dailycaller

Members in the House of Representatives can now purchase bulletproof vests and hire private security using tax payers’ money after a resolution passed by the House Administration Committee Tuesday.

House members can use government money to pay for a security detail while conducting business and also can buy bulletproof vests. The new resolution states the changes are “an ordinary and necessary reimbursable expense.” The security detail can even stand outside members offices but only during business hours.

The new resolution in the Members’ Congressional Handbook comes after House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise and four others, including two Capitol Police officers, were shot in Alexandria, Va., while practicing for the annual congressional baseball game in June. The announcement also comes after an alleged shooter killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.

Source Dailycaller

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