FEC says lawmakers may use campaign funds on home security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has voted 5-0 to let lawmakers use campaign funds to upgrade security systems at their homes after a House member was critically wounded in a shooting last month.

The commission cited rising threats of violence against members of Congress in making its decision.

The commission is basing its decision on request from Paul Irving, the chief law enforcement official for the House. Irving says threats against members of Congress have soared from...

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