Ok, it seems the Speaker of the House’s relationship to the Sergeant at Arms is more a matter of tradition and in being responsible for the budget of the building which includes budgeting for security. However, there’s no established rules between them specifically. It’s a traditional relationship and expected – and there have been court rulings firming up that idea – but there’s not rules established for it. “House rules and manuals reference the SAA assisting the Speaker but do not spell out the exact reporting relationship.”

Ok, it seems the Speaker of the House’s relationship to the Sergeant at Arms is more a matter of tradition and in being responsible for the budget of the building which includes budgeting for security.
However, there’s no established rules between them specifically. It’s a traditional relationship and expected – and there have been court rulings firming up that idea – but there’s not rules established for it.
“House rules and manuals reference the SAA assisting the Speaker but do not spell out the exact reporting relationship.”
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