Lawmakers are asking for help from travel companies to prevent an attack on the inauguration and investigate last week’s Capitol insurrection.
On Thursday the House Oversight Committee sent letters to more than two dozen operators of bus lines, rental car companies and hotels asking for assistance "identifying and preventing the ongoing and extreme threat of further violent attacks in Washington, DC, and elsewhere, over the coming days."
The request noted that the rioters who attacked the US Capitol on Jan. 6, "relied on a range of companies and services to get them there and house them once they arrived."
The letter asks the companies to increase security and screening of guests and keep business records available for future investigations, as well as provide Congress with records of any policies "currently in place or being developed to ensure that your services are not used to facilitate violence or domestic terrorism."
The bus companies include:
- Lux Bus America
- Jefferson Lines
- Peter Pan
The rental car companies include:
The hotel and accommodation companies include:
- Expedia, owner of VRBO
- Intercontinental Hotels Group
- Accor Group
- Choice Hotels
- Best Western International
- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
- Extended Stay America