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House votes to raise Capitol Police pay day after officers testify about 1/6 riots

The House of Representatives has decided to pass a bill that will raise U.S. Capitol Police pay as a result of the January 6 insurrection.

7/29/2021 5:48:00 AM

The House of Representatives has decided to pass a bill that will raise U.S. Capitol Police pay as a result of the January 6 insurrection.

The House of Representatives has decided to pass a bill that will raise U.S. Capitol Police pay as a result of the January 6 insurrection.

pay a day after officers testified about their experiences during the January 6 insurrection.On Wednesday, the House voted 215-207, in favor of the bill, making it the first of 12 for the 2022 fiscal year to pass the chamber.The bill will provide $604 million for the Capitol Police which gives them the opportunity to hire 2,122 newly-sworn officers and 450 civilian members.

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"It gives these heroes the funding, the resources, and the training they need to ensure what happened on January 6 never happens again, and it also says, we respect what you do," said House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)

The bill would also allow the Architect of the Capitol to create a plaque that commemorates the bravery and selflessness that Capitol Police displayed during the Capitol insurrection.The decision to pass the bill comes a day after a number of Capitol and DC police officers testified in front of the House select committee regarding the Capitol insurrection. headtopics.com

The police officers that gave their testimony include US Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell; D.C. Metropolitan police officers Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges; and US Capitol police officer Harry Dunn.Gonell asked the House committee to put certain measures in place to protect police and members of the U.S. government from future attacks.

"I would like for you to give us the tools, or at least the things we need to continue to protect you guys. I think that's essential," Gonell said.D.C. Metro Police Officer Michael Fanone, right, looks on as U.S. Capitol Police officer Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, left, testifies before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. Wednesday, the House voted to raise the wages of the Capitol Police.

Oliver Contreras/GettyFanone feared that he would be killed as he was trying to protect the Capitol during the insurrection."I was at risk of being stripped of and killed with my own firearm as I heard chants of 'kill him with his own gun'," Fanone said."I can still hear those words in my head today."

Hodges said that he believes former President's"Stop the Steal" rally and his behavior on social media helped fuel the Capitol insurrection. Read more: Newsweek »

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Insurrection! Drink! How about some training in use of deadly force? Thanks They need to save that money for training. Just wondering. Before Jan 6th what did the Capitol Police do of note ever? Just pathetic

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