Democratic Congressman Ritchie Torres introduced a bill to construct a “fence around the perimeter of the United States Capitol.” The bill – H.R.339 – seeks to “direct the Architect of the Capitol to design and install an appropriate fence around the perimeter of the United States Capitol, including the East Front and the West Front.”
It was introduced by the New York Congressman on January 15th, 2021, and referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on the same day. Torres introducer another bill– H.R. 338 which seeks “to clarify the counting of electoral votes in Congress to be a National Special Security Event” – also on the 15th.
While the specifics of the fence remain unclear, the bill follows years of Democrats insisting “walls don’t work”regarding President Trump’s efforts to erect a similar structure on the Southern border.