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Aug 11 2022
A former Virginia police sergeant who joined Donald Trump's supporters in storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison on Thursday, a Justice Department spokesperson said.
A jury in April convicted Thomas Robertson, a former police sergeant for the town of Rocky Mount, Virginia, of six criminal charges, including obstructing an officialReuters
Jan 06 2022
One year later, media across the spectrum are reflecting on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
One person was shot and killed, more than 140 law enforcement officers were hurt, and over $2 million in damage was done to the Capitol building as a mob sought to disrupt Congress's confirmation of the 2020 presidential election. The fallout continues: over 700 rioters were arrested, andNational Review Pew Research Center CNN (Opinion)
Jan 08 2021
President Donald Trump released a two-minute, 41-second video on Twitter Thursday condemning the "heinous attack" on the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. Wednesday. He said those who breached the Capitol building Wednesday, many of whom were his supporters, had "defiled the seat of American democracy" and "do not represent our country." He acknowledged that a "new administration will beThe Hill HuffPost Fox News (Online News)
Jun 16 2022
The congressional committee investigating last year's deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol turns its attention on Thursday to then-President Donald Trump's attempts to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn his 2020 election defeat.
The House of Representatives select committee has scheduled a hearing for 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT), looking at efforts by Trump and some of hisReuters
Jul 22 2021
On Thursday, the Capitol Police Board announced J. Thomas Manger as the new chief of the U.S. Capitol police after the former chief stepped down following the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. Manger served as police chief of Fairfax County, Virginia for eight years before serving as police chief of Montgomery County, Maryland from 2004 to 2019. The Capitol Police Board, which includes the Architect ofWashington Post New York Post (News) Associated Press
May 19 2021
On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would create a bipartisan commission into the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. The bill passed 252 -175, with 35 Republicans joining all Democrats in support. The bill was authored by Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson and New York Republican Rep. John Katko, the top lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee, who said in a joint statement thatThe Daily Caller The Hill Washington Post
Dec 21 2020
A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed from the U.S. Capitol overnight. The statue has stood with the statue of George Washington as Virginia's contribution to the National Statuary Hall Collection at the Capitol for more than 100 years.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) announced on Monday that the state will seek to have it replaced with a statue of civil rightsNPR (Online News) Politico Washington Times
Jan 11 2021
Several U.S. corporations suspended their campaign contributions following Wednesday’s breach of the U.S. Capitol building by pro-Trump extremists. Charles Schwab, Citigroup, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Microsoft have halted all political contributions to both Republicans and Democrats. American Express, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Commerce Bank, Dow Chemical, Morgan Stanley and MarriottBloomberg Axios Washington Examiner
Jun 04 2022
Police are investigating vandalism at a faith-based pregnancy center just blocks from the U.S. Capitol.
Washington Metro Police Department officers responded Friday morning to reports of damaged property after vandals splattered red paint on the front door of the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center and spray-painted “JANE SAYS” and “REVENGE” onto the building.
The investigation isWashington Times
Jul 15 2022
Newly unionized cafeteria workers at the U.S. Senate and Capitol may be laid off this month, a victim of a contract squabble between a Congressional agency and the vendor that employs them.
In November roughly 137 food service employees in the Senate and Capitol cafeterias unionized with UNITE HERE, a union representing 300,000 workers across industries including hospitality,The Observer (New York)