Violence Against Members of Congress and Their Staff: Selected Examples and Congressional Responses [August 17, 2017] [open pdf - 684KB]
Questions about the personal security and safety of Members of Congress and their staffs are of enduring concern for the House, Senate, and the United States Capitol Police (USCP). Broader interest in the media and among the public arises in the aftermath of incidents such as the June 14, 2017, attack on at least 17 Members of Congress, several staff, USCP officers, and members of the public in Alexandria, Virginia. In that incident, a Member was critically wounded, and others were injured during a shooting that occurred as Members were practicing for an annual congressional baseball game.
CRS Report for Congress, R41609
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html