Protecting the Capitol

Security and Safety/tiles/non-collection/o/oh_sept11_security_and_safety.xml Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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“We landed and there were all sorts of people with, with automatic weapons and SWAT gear surrounding us, surrounding the helicopters, guarding the Members when we were on the steps . . . there was just, there was a real feeling–it was dusk, you could see the smoke coming out of the Pentagon. There was a real feeling of, ‘Boy, this is something new and different that we’ve never been through before.’”
Steve Elmendorf, June 1, 2011
   Chief of Staff, Representative Richard
   A. Gephardt of Missouri

Video

Flight Back to the Capitol

Reflections on the impact of September 11th on the Capitol.

Steve Elmendorf, Chief of Staff, Representative Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri
Interview recorded June 1, 2011 Deed of Gift

Press Response

Press response at the Capitol on September 11th.
John Feehery, Press Secretary, Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois
Interview recorded May 10, 2011 Deed of Gift

Visiting the Capitol after September 11th

Thoughts on public access to the Capitol after September 11th.
Brian Gaston, Director of Policy, Representative Richard K. Armey of Texas
Interview recorded June 30, 2011 Deed of Gift

Changes to Security

Reflections on how the attacks of September 11th changed security at the Capitol.
John Stopher, Professional Staff Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence
Interview recorded June 9, 2011 Deed of Gift

Audio

Capitol Police

Capitol Police
Jim Rohan, Deputy Chief of Police, U.S. Capitol Police
The Capitol Police on September 11th.
Jim Rohan, Deputy Chief of Police, U.S. Capitol Police
Interview recorded May 19, 2011 Deed of Gift

Code Red

Code Red
Arva Marie Johnson, Capitol Police Officer, U.S. Capitol Police
Recollections of the Capitol Police response to the attacks on September 11th.
Arva Marie Johnson, Capitol Police Officer, U.S. Capitol Police
Interview recorded March 1, 2007 Deed of Gift

Sending Members to the Capitol Police Headquarters

Sending Members to the Capitol Police Headquarters
Jim Rohan, Deputy Chief of Police, U.S. Capitol Police
The Capitol Police Headquarters on September 11th.
Jim Rohan, Deputy Chief of Police, U.S. Capitol Police
Interview recorded May 19, 2011 Deed of Gift

Briefing Members at the Capitol Police Headquarters

Briefing Members at the Capitol Police Headquarters
Jim Rohan, Deputy Chief of Police, U.S. Capitol Police
Updates for Members at the Capitol Police Headquarters on September 11th.
Jim Rohan, Deputy Chief of Police, U.S. Capitol Police
Interview recorded May 19, 2011 Deed of Gift

Securing the Capitol after the Attacks

Securing the Capitol after the Attacks
James Varey, Chief, U.S. Capitol Police
Personal account of how the Capitol was secured after the attacks on September 11th.
James Varey, Chief, U.S. Capitol Police
Interview recorded May 18, 2011 Deed of Gift

D.C. National Guard

D.C. National Guard
James Varey, Chief, U.S. Capitol Police
Supplemental security at the Capitol in the months after the attacks .
James Varey, Chief, U.S. Capitol Police
Interview recorded May 18, 2011 Deed of Gift