House Approves Bill To Investigate Jan. 6 Insurrection; Here’s How North State Representatives Voted
The House approved a bill last week to create a commission to investigate the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. Two north state representatives voted in support of the commission, and one voted against.
The bill passed 252 - 175, with 35 Republicans voting yes alongside the entire House Democratic party. Ten representatives from California voted against the commission, including Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale). LaMalfa has not responded to multiple requests for comment on why he opposed the commission. North State democratic representatives John Garamendi (D-Davis) and Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted in favor of creating the commission.
The bipartisan plan aims to establish a nonpartisan committee of experts similar to the one made in the wake of 9/11.
They will investigate the events, causes, and lessons learned from the Capitol Insurrection that killed five people, including one police officer according to NPR news.
In a statement via email, Representative Garamendi said, "We need the January 6th commission to help fully understand what transpired and how we can prevent similar events from taking place in the future. That is why we saw strong bipartisan support for the legislation when it passed the House of Representatives."
The bill now goes to the Senate, where Garamendi said he hopes it will receive similar bipartisan support.
NSPR’s Angel Huracha contributed to this report.