WASHINGTON—A bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Greg Stanton and Rep. Greg Steube of Florida advanced through the House Judiciary Committee today with unanimous support. The bill, H.R. 4258, would permanently extend security protection of Justices of the Supreme Court outside the Supreme Court grounds. 

The congressmen introduced the bill in September. Current law authorizes the Supreme Court Police to protect justices—however, the authority to protect them outside of Supreme Court grounds is temporary and set to expire at the end of this year.

“Supreme Court Justices sit on the bench of the highest court in the land and like Members of House Leadership, Senators, and the President they should always be protected, regardless of where they are,” said Stanton, a member of the House Judiciary Committee. 

H.R. 4258 will next move to the floor for a full House vote.