The House voted Monday to beef up White House security, including more weapons and defenses for the building and training for the Secret Service. The measure would be a helping hand after a series of scandals have left the agency responsible for protecting the president with its tail between its legs. The Secret Service Improvements Act of 2015 will provide extra training for agents, upgrade the White House’s security, and increase transparency.
The Secret Service has had a series of failures: multiple White House fence jumpers, including one who made it all the way into the building, and allegations that two agents drove a car into a White House barricade after drinking at a party. MORE