In a letter to top lawmakers, police say the parties held during and after the holiday concerts are out of control and made security in this “current heightened threat environment” a monumental challenge. As a result, they want lawmakers to tone it down. n 2014, Capitol Police worked a combined 12,174 hours in overtime during setup, rehearsal and the concerts themselves. The total: $735,252 I asked speaker Boehner’s office if they’re considering any of the changes outlined in this letter. They said: “we are working with the police board and other congressional leaders to ensure we celebrate the Fourth of July in a way that is respectful of the institution.” (SIGH) oh, those CHRISTIAN OUTSIDERS......too much hooch and booze for the Lord, I suppose!!