The money for the Capitol — including for police salaries, the National Guard and to better secure windows and doors around the building — comes more than six months after the insurrection by former President Donald Trump’s supporters.
Four officers gave their accounts of the attack, sometimes wiping away tears, sometimes angrily rebuking Republicans who have resisted the probe and embraced Trump’s downplaying of the Jan. 6 violence.
The Republicans’ House leader, Kevin McCarthy, suggested that GOP lawmakers who take part could face consequences.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cited the “integrity” of the probe in refusing to accept the appointments of Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, picked by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to be the top Republican on the panel, and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened to strip Republicans of committee assignments if they accept an appointment from House Speaker Pelosi to join the committee, a top House GOP aide said Thursday.
The action came after Senate Republicans blocked creation of an independent commission that would have been evenly split between the two parties.
Senate Democratic leaders demanded that former Attorneys General Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions testify about the data shared by Apple, calling it a “gross abuse of power.”
The long-awaited interview is the result of an agreement reached last month in federal court.
Pelosi on Tuesday laid out possible next steps after last week’s Senate vote, in which Senate Republicans blocked legislation to create an independent, bipartisan panel to investigate the siege by former President Donald Trump’s supporters.
“Truth is hard stuff, but we’ve got a responsibility to it,” said Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, one of six Republicans who supported the commission. “We just can’t pretend that nothing bad happened, or that people just got too excitable.”
Most Republicans oppose the bill that would establish a commission to investigate the attack by Donald Trump supporters over the election.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin were leading the informal talks Tuesday.
Senate Republicans are signaling that they will try to block — or at least slow down — a Democratic effort to create a 9/11-style commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
The commission would have an equal number of Democrats and Republicans, and it would have subpoena power and be charged with issuing a final report by Dec. 31, along with recommendations to prevent future attacks.
Stefanik, R-N.Y., a moderate turned Trump loyalist who’s given voice to many of his false claims about election fraud, was elected as expected to the No. 3 post that Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., held for over two years.