Alabama congressman among 21 who voted against Congressional medal for officers in Jan. 6 riot

Published 6:34 am Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Alabama congressman U.S. Rep. Barry Moore, R-Montgomery, was among the 21 lawmakers who voted against a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the law enforcement agencies that protected the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.

The bill was overwhelmingly passed the House by a vote of 406-21 on Tuesday. All 21 lawmakers who voted against the bill are Republicans, including Moore.

Four Congressional Gold Medals would be awarded under the legislation, including two to be displayed at the headquarters of U.S. Capitol Police and D.C. Metro Police. A third would be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution and the fourth to be on display in the Capitol.