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ABC News
June 15, 2017

The shooting at the Republican congressional baseball team’s practice Wednesday in Virginia has reignited a long-simmering debate on Capitol Hill this year about the threats against members and increasing security.

For months, Republicans have expressed concerns about safety at town hall events. In February, Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Washington, a former sheriff, briefed House Republicans on safety measures for district offices amid health care protests.

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, has recently faced death threats after calling for Trump’s impeachment on the House floor.

Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., one of two Muslim-American members of Congress, told ABC News he “regularly” receives death threats.

Both Democrats, along with other members, receive local law enforcement protection at home.

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