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House to create committee to investigate January 6th riots
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House to create committee to investigate January 6th riots

House greenlights Jan 6th Commission
. The panel will include 13 members

Where: Washington, DC

The Facts

▪ The GOP had blocked the committee by a 54-35 vote in the Senate last week.

▪ In a bid to bypass the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had proposed a 13 member House Committee to investigate the riots.

▪ On Wednesday, the House voted 222-190 to approve the committee.

▪ The majority included Republicans Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.

▪ Pelosi will appoint 8 of the 13-panel members and nominate five others after consulting with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

▪ Pelosi invited some police officers who tried to control the January 6th riots and a few family members to sit in the House gallery during the debate.

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