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Pramila Jayapal Enhances Security At Her Home

Pramila Jayapal Enhances Security At Her Home

India-West News Desk

SEATTLE, WA — Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a prominent figure in the Congressional Progressive Caucus, has allocated more than $45,000 from her campaign funds for home security measures in 2023, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission.

As a nationally recognized figure in American politics and the chair of the 104-member Progressive Caucus, Jayapal has been subjected to unprecedented security concerns, the Seattle Times reported. She revealed that her personal safety has been compromised by credible threats, including an incident where an individual armed with a firearm showed up at her doorstep.

The security-related expenditures, documented between January and June of this year, are within the guidelines set by the FEC, allowing lawmakers greater flexibility in utilizing campaign funds for personal protection, the Seattle Times said.

Jayapal emphasized her belief that no member of Congress should experience physical harm and underscored the unacceptability of violence in any context. The increased threat level also affected her staff, leading to adjustments in security measures. Despite these challenges, Jayapal remains committed to engaging with constituents through in-person events like town halls, albeit with the recommendation of scheduling appointments before visiting her office.

Reflecting on recent events, Jayapal noted her collaboration with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to enhance security measures for fellow members of Congress. The 2022 election cycle saw House and Senate candidates spend around $7.5 million on both digital and physical security, marking a $6 million surge from the previous year, according to NBC News.

New threat assessment data from the U.S. Capitol Police released earlier this month indicates that law enforcement investigated 7,501 threats against members of Congress. While this represents a decrease from the 2021 figure of 9,625 threats, it remains higher than the 2019 and 2018 figures of 6,955 and 5,206 threats, respectively.

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  • She probably bought shoes that she needs walking while campaigning too from the campaign funds and then took a tax write off (which by the way is legal) under work cloths.

    Now that would be an impeachable offense for Trump.

    August 11, 2023
  • Jaypal, Nancy, and rest of the team are all frauds using public funds for personal benefits using the security. when you all realize this fact, then she will not be re-elected. its upto you to make this change.

    August 11, 2023
  • She is not mentioning the threats made to members of the Supreme Court, which she did nothing to help prevent.

    August 11, 2023

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