House of Representatives supports awarding police officers with Gold Medals

The decision is also expected to be approved by the Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to award Congressional Gold Medals to police officers who participated in repelling the January 6 Capitol assault.

The bill was approved by 413 votes in favor, with 12 against.

Five people, including a Capitol Police officer, were killed in the January violence.

The bill would create three Congressional Gold Medals to be awarded to the Capitol Police, the Metropolitan Police Department and the Smithsonian Institution, the latter for demonstration and research purposes.

The bill will be sent to the Senate, which is expected to approve it.

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