The testimony follows his report on the Capitol Police response, which listed intelligence lapses and a lack of proper equipment as issues.
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The Capitol Police chief confirmed that the suspect had lunged at police with a knife after exiting his vehicle
In addition to the reopened grounds, some streets near the complex also reopened this weekend to vehicular traffic.
Around 70 volunteer Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard and around 100 Soldiers from the Illinois National Guard have agreed to extend their support to the U.S. Capitol Police until around mid-May.
Last spring, she graduated from high school. This spring, Bri Hunter is helping guard the United States Capitol.
The Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Capitol for another two months. Defense officials say the new proposal is being reviewed by the Pentagon.
Information provided by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warned of increased chatter among extremists, including members of the Three Percenters extremist group, discussing possible plots against the Capitol on March 4, a date that conspiracy theorists have focused on, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Testifying publicly for the first time about the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former security officials say that bad intelligence was to blame for the disastrous failure to anticipate the violent intentions of the mob.
The Kentucky National Guard will send around 150 Soldiers to the U.S. Capitol Region next week to help civilian law enforcement with security operations through March 2021.
Michael Sparks of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, was charged in the complaint with unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and obstructing law enforcement.