The Federal Election Commission has unanimously agreed that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' campaign can use $2,200 in donations to pay for some security upgrades to a family home in Houston.
The U.S. Capitol Police had recommended better lighting, locks and an alarm button for the house. The Arizona Democrat is staying there while undergoing outpatient therapy after being shot in the head in January.
Campaign donations are not allowed for personal uses. The commission determined that the enhanced security was due to violence and security threats stemming from her work as a member of Congress, and was therefore allowed.
Commissioner Ellen Weintraub said the campaign's request was perhaps the easiest that the FEC has received in the past three years. The commission has previously approved similar requests from other lawmakers.