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Congressman Hice on H.R. 3325

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Washington, DC, June 16, 2021 | comments

While Congressman Hice voted in support of previous legislation, H.R. 1085, to award Congressional Gold Medals to the three law enforcement officers who died after defending the U.S. Capitol on January 6, he opposed H.R. 3325 because he is concerned that the bill fails to adequately recognize U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans. The text of H.R. 3325 simply adds Officer Evans to language identical to H.R. 1085 with no meaningful explanation of his death as if he was an afterthought.

Officer Evans was killed on April 2 in the line of duty during an attack by a radical supporter of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam – an incident completely unrelated to the January 6 Capitol riot – and his sacrifice deserves to be recognized in full.

Congressman Hice has cosponsored H.R. 3901, introduced by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), to award medals to all four law enforcement officers with more equal consideration. Mr. Hice is a staunch supporter of law and order and believes all Americans should honor law enforcement officers for standing on the front lines every day on our behalf.

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