Department of Homeland Security

U.S. senators, including Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, plan to hold hearings on security failures at the U.S. capitol building.

U.S. Senators Blunt and Amy Klobuchar, leaders of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration; and Gary Peters and Rob Portman, leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, announced plans in a statement Friday.  They also said they plan to conduct joint oversight of the security failures after a violent mob stormed the capitol Wednesday and interrupted the formal count of the Electoral College votes.