Congresswoman Maloney Votes to Secure Capitol Complex, Honor Capitol Police Heroes, and Defend Democracy

Jul 30, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) voted to pass H.R. 3237, an emergency funding package to harden the United States Capitol Complex, deliver much-needed resources to the U.S. Capitol Police force, and respond to the costs of the January 6th insurrection.

 

“I am proud to support this bipartisan legislation to ensure the Capitol’s safety so Congress can continue its job of serving the American people,” said Rep. Maloney. “On January 6th, we saw the potential for a worst-case scenario of what can happen to threaten our democracy. We must allocate the necessary resources to protect and defend this great nation and honor the heroic Capitol Police officers who protected Members of Congress, congressional and Capitol staff, and members of the press on that day. This is a critical step forward to ensuring the Capitol is safer and stronger for years to come.”

 

As Congress continues its investigation into the insurrection, House Democrats will continue to push for more measures to ensure the Capitol’s safety against future attacks.

 

Background

H.R. 3237 was unanimously passed by the Senate and with a strong bipartisan vote in the House. The bill delivers $2.1 billion in emergency funding to secure the U.S. Capitol and supports the Capitol Police force with more resources to continue their life-saving work.

 

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