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Fence, guardposts weighed to tighten Capitol security

Congressional security officials have proposed building a 10-foot-high iron fence and guardposts around the Capitol to deter would-be terrorists. The proposals were made by House Sergeant at Arms Jack Russ, acting Capitol Police Chief Jemas Tollinger, and Capitol Architect George White at a House hearing into security measures to protect Congress against incidents such as the bombing of the Senate building last week.

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Mr. White noted that the Capitol had an iron fence around it in the 1880s.

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