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House Committee Reaches Deal on Bipartisan Commission to Investigate Capitol Riot

Added 05-14-21 11:04:03am EST - “The commission will be made up of five Republicans and five Democrats.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “House Committee Reaches Deal on Bipartisan Commission to Investigate Capitol Riot | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House lawmakers have reached a deal to form a bipartisan commission to investigate the “facts and circumstances” surrounding the January 6 Capitol riot, the House Homeland Security Committee announced Friday.

The commission will be made up of ten commissioners, five of whom, including the chair, will be appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.). The rest, including the vice-chair, will be appointed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.)

We have a DEAL on a 1/6 commission between Homeland Chairman Thompson and RM Katko pic.twitter.com/EN9JaKDKiD

“The commission will be charged with studying the facts and circumstances of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol as well as the influencing factors that may have provoked the attack on our democracy,” the committee said.

“Commissioners must have significant expertise in the areas of law enforcement, civil rights, civil liberties, privacy, intelligence and cybersecurity,” it added. “Current government officers or employees are prohibited from appointment.”

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