Central Virginia Republican among those voting ‘no’ on bill honoring officers responding to Capitol riot

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FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. With riot cases flooding into Washington’s federal court, the Justice Department is under pressure to quickly resolve the least serious cases. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

WASHINGTON (WFXR) – One Virginia Congressman was among those who voted against honoring police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol earlier this year.

While the House and Senate passed bills awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol Police and Metro Police, 21 House Republicans voted against the bill.

According to CNN, recently-elected U.S. Rep. Bob Good of Virginia’s 5th Congressional District was among them.

Some of the Republicans said they voted against the bill because of wording in the bill.

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