House Prepares Action on January 6 Bills
Good morning. A group of Senate Republicans are set to meet with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo today to discuss their latest offer for a potential bipartisan infrastructure bill.
House to Vote on January 6 Commission
The House will vote this week on legislation to establish an independent commission that will gather facts about the January 6 attack on the Capitol and make recommendations for how to avoid similar instances of violence in the future.
The vote comes after months of partisan gridlock over the makeup of the commission and its investigative scope. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson negotiated the details of the proposal with the top Republican on the panel, Rep. John Katko. Katko was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump after the riot.
“An independent, bipartisan commission will remove politicization of the conversation and focus solely on the facts and circumstances surrounding the security breach at the Capitol, as well as other instances of violence relevant to such a review,” Katko said when the deal was announced.