USCP concede they didn't do their job during Kissinger dustup

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) called out the USCP for not intervening in the disruption involving Henry Kissinger at today's hearing.

US Capitol Police spokeswoman Kim Schneider says the USCP did not "meet the standards expected of the USCP."

A senior Congressional source familiar with the situation tells Fox that based on how the USCP usually handle these situations, they should have arrested the demonstrators.

"The U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) is conducting a thorough review of the ‎events that occurred in the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing today in room SD-G50. We take very seriously our mission to protect the Congress and its legislative processes, while balancing safety and security, and the First Amendment rights of people to peacably assemble. Today, our actions in room SD-G50 clearly did not demonstrate that mission, nor did our actions meet the standards expected of the USCP. The USCP will continue to work with our Congressional stakeholders and the public to ensure that Congress can fulfill its constitutional responsibilities in a safe and open environment."

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U.S. Capitol Receives A Makeover

For the first time in 50 years the United States Capitol dome is receiving a much needed makeover--at the cost of nearly $60 million of your taxpayer dollars. 
 
Visitors and residents of the nations capitol can now look up on any given day to find workers high above on more than 50 miles of scaffolding restoring the iconic landmark.
 
Predominantly made of cast iron, the U.S. Capitol dome is exposed to the elements which causes damage to the exterior. The more than 1,300 current cracks put the artwork in the rotunda at risk due to water leaks.
 
In addition to repairing the cracks, workers will remove layers of old paint, and repair the decorative ornaments that adorn the structure. The ongoing restoration ensures preservation for the next several decades. 
 
The dome as we know it today was built in the 1850's and 1860's. When the House and Senate extensions were added the original dome looked small compared to the size of the Capitol-- so a larger dome was added to fit with the grandness of the building.
 
One interesting fact--the original dome was made primarily of wood and canvas (quite the fire hazard) and the materials were used in the steam engine to erect the modern day dome.
 
So what does the work mean for tourists and capitol staff? The majority of the work is done at night and on weekends to ensure minimal disruption to Congress. Tours are still underway, but visitors will notice a donut like interior canopy around the Apotheosis of Washington fresco. The canopy will remain in place throughout the construction.
 
The Architect of the Capitol office says the project is on time- and on budget- and should be complete by the 2017 presidential inauguration. 
 
 
 

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