Congress to Award Congressional Gold Medals to Officers Who Helped Protect US Capitol

Congress will award Congressional Gold Medals to the U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement officers who helped protect the Capitol on Jan. 6, after a Senate vote on Tuesday. The Senate passed the bill awarding the medals via unanimous consent, meaning the votes weren’t recorded but any single senator could have blocked its passage. The House of Representatives passed the bill overwhelmingly earlier this year, 406–21. President Joe Biden is expected to sign the document, which outlines the awarding of four medals. One will go to the U.S. Capitol Police, one will go to the Metropolitan Police Department, one will go to the Smithsonian Institution for display, and the fourth will be given to the Architect of the Capitol, for display in the Capitol building. “Jan. 6 unleashed many horrors, but it also revealed many heroes, a day that many of us remember for its violence, anger, and destruction …Read More

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