Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer, whereas introducing the measure, which handed the Home in June, mentioned that “January sixth unleashed many horrors, however it additionally revealed many heroes.” The invoice now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.
“For the lifetime of me, I do not understand how they sleep at night time,” Schumer mentioned. However he recommended that the invoice wouldn’t face any opposition within the higher chamber. “The Senate is totally different. I count on it would go unanimously,” which it did.
The revised payments will now award three medals — one to all the US Capitol Police drive, and one to the Metropolitan Police Division, “in order that the sacrifices of fallen officers and their households, and the contributions of different regulation enforcement companies who answered the decision of responsibility on January 6, 2021, will be acknowledged and honored in a well timed method.” A 3rd can be placed on show on the Smithsonian Establishment, with a plaque that lists all of the regulation enforcement companies that protected and defended the Capitol.
The laws does identify a number of particular person officers, together with Goodman, for his or her valor, saying “Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, Metropolitan Police Division Officer Jeffrey Smith, and those that sustained accidents, and the braveness of Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, exemplify the patriotism and the dedication of Capitol Cops, and people of different regulation enforcement companies, to threat their lives in service of our nation.”