In the nation's Capitol, officials are re-evaluating the risks lawmakers face after this weekend's deadly shooting at a political event.
Members of Alaska's congressional delegation say there's a lot more security on the streets surrounding the Capitol and there is a higher level of scrutiny.
Police say 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner killed six people and injured several others, including Giffords.
Sen. Mark Begich says he and fellow lawmakers are constantly put in situations where they are exposed, and now politicians across America are taking another look at what they need to do to stay safe.
“We're re-evaluating to make sure that we have the highest level of security and standards, but at the same time, we have to recognize that we are elected, we have obligations to meet with our constituents to hear people's views and the most important part is to make sure that every situation is safe as possible and that's what we do,” Begich said.
Begich says he will not let the bloodshed in Tucson keep him from attending town-hall meetings and other public events throughout Alaska.