New GOP Majority To Open Capitol For First Time Since Before Jan. 6

  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) tweeted screenshots Wednesday of a letter he sent to legislative branch officials that said the United States Capitol would reopen to the public on Jan. 3 when the Republican Party takes over the lower chamber.
  • U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger told lawmakers last week that he was aiming to have the Capitol Complex ready to reopen fully in the next three months. Prior to the Jan. 6 attack at the Capitol, Capitol Hill was closed to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Manger said he hopes to have the Capitol open to pre-pandemic levels within the next three months.