The Senate on Monday passed a bipartisan bill that would expand security protections to the family members of Supreme Court justices.
The bill,the Supreme Court Police Parity Act, would allow the Supreme Court of the United States Police to provide the families of Supreme Court Justices with around-the-clock security protection.
The introduction and swift passage of the bill comes as pro-abortion rights protestors gathered outside the private homes of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts in Chevy Chase, Maryland, over the weekend.
While the protests have been peaceful, law enforcement officials have been bracing for larger protests, not only in and around Washington D.C., but nationwide, as Americans continue to react to the leaked draft opinion from the court, which shows the Justices are poised to overturn Roe v. Wade in the coming weeks.
The bill was introduced last week by Sens. John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, and Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware.
The measure passed the Senate via unanimous consent, meaning no senators objected to its quick passage. The House must also pass the legislation before going to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.