Gray and Holmes have complained to the Secret Service about motorcades that have caused traffic problems in D.C.
“We will never be able to calculate the losses in time and money due to these closures,” she continued. “However, we must use this experience to develop a plan for detailed consultation for all street closures except routine motorcades. My staff will meet with the city and Secret Service to ensure a satisfactory plan is developed.”
Norton used the traffic fiasco to push for a bill she is sponsoring to establish a “United States Commission on an Open Society with Security,” which could investigate best practices to achieve the necessary balance between openness and security.
She has also called on the National Park Service and the Secret Service to develop a traffic control plan with the pending permanent shutdown of E Street behind the White House.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.