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'This attack happened': Medals to honor Jan. 6 responders

Posted at 4:16 PM, Aug 03, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to award Medals of Honor to the Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department for protecting Congress during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

The legislation was sent to President Joe Biden for his signature.

The bill passed by voice vote with no objections.

The four medals will be displayed at Capitol Police headquarters, the Metropolitan Police Department, the U.S. Capitol and the Smithsonian Institution.

Hundreds of officers from the two police departments responded to the attack as the mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters broke into the building and interrupted the certification of Biden's victory.