07/30/2021 | Press release | Archived content
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-5) celebrated President Biden signing the Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act. The House first passed their version of the bill in May, and passed the final Senate package in late July. Informed by the recommendations of the Task Force 1-6 Capitol Security Review led by Lieutenant General (Retired) Russel L. Honoré and comprised of senior retired military leaders and law enforcement experts, it will secure the safety of the Capitol, protect facilities, Members, employees, and visitors.
'On January 6, our Capitol - and our very democracy - were attacked. The perpetrators behind the insurrection were not afraid to use violence, and the tragic results included loss of life, injuries, property destruction, and emotional trauma for the entire community, from staff to Capitol Police,' said Assistant Speaker Clark. 'As the testimony from security officers at the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th attack made clear, we cannot wait another second to provide financial and emotional support to the Capitol security, to fortify the citadel of our democracy, and ultimately, to help us all begin to rebuild and heal. I'm grateful to the President for signing this bill into law so we can start that process right away.'
The legislation responds to the direct costs incurred by the violent attack on the Capitol, by:
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