Andrew Solender at Axios:

A series of high-profile security incidents is rattling members of Congress and prompting Capitol security officials to take major steps to shore up lawmakers’ security.


Why it matters: Threats against lawmakers have risen precipitously in recent years, and many of them are still reeling from the violence of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.


Driving the news: The House sergeant-at-arms on Wednesday announced plans to cover the costs of security upgrades to members’ homes, including $10,000 for equipment and installation costs and $150 a month for monitoring and maintenance.

  • The development came just weeks after a man was arrested for threatening Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) outside her home while armed with a handgun.

  • More recently, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), who’s running for New York governor, was attacked by a man holding a sharp object at a campaign event.