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Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to review Capitol security measures, urged Congress on Sunday to adopt the security measures his task force proposed last month in order to protect against potential attacks.

Driving the news: One Capitol Police Officer was killed Friday, and another injured, after a male suspect rammed them with a car at a north entrance to the U.S. Capitol. Some security fencing was removed a week ago after heightened security following the Jan 6. attack.

  • Honoré's task force last month recommended several changes following the siege, including adding mobile or retractable fencing, more Capitol police officers and enhancing background checks for Capitol I.D. cardholders.

What he's saying: "We've given them the plan. We worked the plan hard. Now it's time for Congress to work the plan," Honoré told ABC's "This Week."

  • "The police in the Capitol deserve this, our nation deserves it, and those families who've lost loved ones deserve it," he said.
  • Honoré said the most important action for Congress to take now is to bring "additional resources" to its security plan. "They are going to have to recruit hard. And in order to recruit, they're going to need a special budget."

Go deeper: Capitol review panel recommends more police, mobile fencing

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Police identify officer slain in vehicle attack on Capitol as 18-year veteran William Evans

Police officers gather near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans, who served for 18 years, is dead and another officer is injured after a male suspect rammed them with a car at a north entrance to the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

The state of play: Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said Friday that the suspect brandished a knife as he lunged at officers. The officers fired at the suspect, who has since been pronounced dead.

Biden orders White House flags at half-staff to honor Capitol officer killed in attack

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Biden ordered the White House flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans, who was killed Friday in a car-ramming attack at the U.S. Capitol.

The big picture: Evans was an 18-year veteran of the Capitol Police. Another officer was injured when a male suspect rammed them with a car at a north entrance to the U.S. Capitol. The suspect, who police said brandished a knife as he lunged at officers, was shot and has been pronounced dead.

Updated Apr 2, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Congress "horrified" by vehicle attack at Capitol

Police investigating the scene where a driver drove into a security barrier near the U.S. Capitol on April 2. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Members of Congress said they were "horrified" by Friday's car ramming attack at the U.S. Capitol that left two people dead, including Capitol Police officer William Evans and the suspect, and one officer injured.

Why it matters: Some security fencing was removed a week ago after months of heightened security following the Jan 6. attack at the Capitol. National Guard remains at the U.S. Capitol but in smaller numbers. Members of the Guard were seen on Friday deploying toward the Capitol barrier following the incident.