WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing legislation to award U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal to honor his heroic actions on January 6, 2021. Goodman confronted rioters in the Capitol, delaying their access to the Senate chamber and protecting the lives of those inside.
“The courage and heroism demonstrated by Officer Goodman before a dangerous and violent mob is well-deserving of this honor. I’m proud to support this legislation to thank Officer Goodman for his selfless actions in defending the U.S. Capitol,” Boozman said.
In addition to Boozman, this legislation is also cosponsored by Senators U Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Chris Coons (D-DE), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bob Casey (D-PA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Gary Peters (D-MI), James Risch (R-ID), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Tom Carper (D-DE), Tim Scott (R-SC), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Todd Young (R-IN), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NE), Deb Fischer (R-NE) Jon Tester (D-MT), James Lankford (R-OK), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).
Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives.
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