Roll Call reports:
Legislation to honor the Capitol Police and Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department with congressional gold medals — recognizing them for their heroism in protecting members of Congress from rioters loyal to then-President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 — is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.
The Senate passed, by unanimous consent, a bill that would provide four congressional gold medals to the Capitol Police and those who protected the Capitol during the attack. The medals will be displayed at the Capitol Police headquarters, Metropolitan Police Department headquarters, the Smithsonian Institution and the Capitol.
Read the full article. The bill passed the House in June by a 406-21 vote, earning ridicule for the 21 cultists who voted against the medals.
Schumer said he was “still stunned” that 21 House Republicans voted against the bill in June. https://t.co/9oikwMrcaP
— Roll Call (@rollcall) August 3, 2021
Schumer on House 406-21 vote on Capitol Police Gold Medals: “I am still stunned by what happened in House where 21 members of GOP Caucus voted against this legislation.Senate is different.I expect this to pass unanimously..For the life of me,I don’t know how they sleep at night.” pic.twitter.com/nQmf5dufZm
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) August 3, 2021
House passed updated bill awarding Gold Medal to Cap Police & DC Police, 406-21.
Rs opposed to honoring 1/6 bravery:
— Rep. Stacey Plaskett (@StaceyPlaskett) June 16, 2021