House Passes Congressional Gold Medal Vote Despite 21 Republican No Votes

The House and the Senate have come to an agreement that will award officers who defended the Capitol on January 6 the Congressional Gold Medal by a vote of 406-21.

The bill will award three medals:

  • To the entire U.S. Capitol Police force
  • To the Metropolitan Police Department
  • A third will be a plaque on display at the Smithsonian Institution that lists all the law enforcement agencies that protected and defended the Capitol.

There were 21 Republicans who voted against the legislation, among those were Marjorie Taylor Greene, who disagreed with language of the bill that called the riot on January 6 an “insurrection,” and referred to the Capitol building as “the temple of our American Democracy.”

 Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky agreed, suggesting recognition could have occurred without making it “partisan.”

Republicans Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney publicly criticized those who voted no.

Kinzinger said, “How you can vote no to this is beyond me.”

The 21 Republicans who voted against the bill are:

  1. Lauren Boebert of Colorado
  2. John Rose of Tennessee
  3. Andy Harris of Maryland
  4. Thomas Massie of Kentucky
  5. Bob Good of Virginia
  6. Louie Gohmert of Texas
  7. Barry Moore of Alabama
  8. Ralph Norman of South Carolina
  9. Matt Rosendale of Montana
  10. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia
  11. Chip Roy of Texas
  12. Paul Gosar of Arizona
  13. Andy Biggs of Arizona
  14. Warren Davidson of Ohio
  15. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania
  16. Matt Gaetz of Florida
  17. Greg Steube of Florida
  18. Andrew Clyde of Georgia
  19. Jody Hice of Georgia
  20. Mary Miller of Illinois
  21. Michael Cloud of Texas