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H.Res. 420: Censuring Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona.

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Democrats criticize remarks describing the participants as “peaceful protesters.”

Context

Five people died in the January 6 riot at the Capitol Building. At a May hearing of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, several Republicans made comments that downplayed, excused, or denied the violence that occurred.

“It was not an insurrection. We cannot call it that and be truthful,” Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA9) said. “Watching the TV footage of those who entered the Capitol and walked through Statuary Hall showed people in an orderly fashion staying between the stanchions and ropes taking videos and pictures… You know, if you didn’t know the TV footage was a video from Jan. 6, you’d think it was a normal tourist visit.”

(It’s true that some footage showed relative calm and peaceful protest, …

Sponsor and status

David Cicilline

Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 20, 2021
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
May 20, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on May 20, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 20, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

20 Cosponsors (20 Democrats)

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History

May 20, 2021
 
Introduced

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H.Res. 420 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 420. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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