Former Secret Service Official Endorsed as Next Sergeant at Arms

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By Danny Fenster

A former top Secret Service official has been endorsed by Republican Rep. John Boehner as the next Seargeant at Arms, in charge of protecting all lawmakers, congressional staff and visitors to the Capitol Complex, reports the Hill.

On Monday Boehner recommended former Assistant Director for Administration Paul Irving to replace outgoing Bill Livingood as House Sergeant at Arms. Livingood, also a former Secret Service official, plans to retire in January. The job includes overseeing the U.S. Capitol Police.

“Paul Irving’s 25-year career in the U.S. Secret Service earned him the strongest possible recommendations for this important post,” Boehner wrote in a statement. “His high level federal law enforcement experience, including a number of assignments working closely with the Congress, will be invaluable to the House.”

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