The rise of ISIS and the 13th anniversary of 9/11 are heightening security concerns in Washington, especially for tomorrow, the anniversary itself.
Some Senate staff were told to keep their car keys and wallets on their person at all times this week in case the Capitol is evacuated. Staffers were not warned of any specific threat, however.
Senate staffers also said they expect a larger police presence on Capitol Hill this week.
One senior Democratic aide said U.S. Capitol Police have been “more meticulous” about checking IDs.
According to Capitol Police spokesman Officer Shennell Antrobus, “In regard to the anniversary of 9/11, there will be multiple layers of security enhancements throughout the Capitol Complex; some measures will be visible and others will not.”