Allred Votes for Bipartisan Commission to Investigate Jan. 6th. Attack

May 19, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement after voting for bipartisan legislation to establish a commission tasked with investigating the deadly insurrection.

“The deadly insurrection that sought to stop the work of Congress in certifying the results of a free and fair election was one of the worst attacks on our democracy in our country’s history,” said Allred. “Capitol and DC Metro police officers died and were severely injured because of this attack. Countless Capitol workers were put in danger while simply trying to do their job. We owe it to them, the American people and our democracy to investigate what happened on that dark day to ensure we take the necessary steps to shore up our democracy so this never happens again.”

The National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act would establish a 10-person bipartisan commission, with five commissioners appointed by the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader of the Senate and five commissioners appointed by the Minority Leaders of the House and Senate, to investigate the facts and causes of the January 6th investigation. The panel is tasked with reporting its findings to Congress and the President by December 31, 2021.

Read the Homeland Security Committee’s bill summary here.