House Set to Vote on Bipartisan Legislation for Capitol Insurrection

A bipartisan legislation is scheduled for a House vote on Wednesday. The bill is aimed at establishing an independent commission that will investigate the January 6 US Capitol insurrection, CNBC reported.

However, the GOP leaders chamber is still calling against its approval.

The bill will establish a commission that will investigate the unrest in the legislature caused by Trump supporters, which eventually left 5 people dead. Republican and Democratic leaders would assign 5 people each to the commission that needs to come up with a report after the investigation is concluded. The commission would also be given a subpoena power.

The House is set to adopt the bill with a little support from the GOP lawmakers. On the other side of the aisle, Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority leader, has not supported the plan and with his team he called on all Republicans not to vote in favor of it.

Although the bill would surely pass in the House, the Senate episode afterwards would be much harder for the supporters. Democrat Chuck Schumer, the Senate Majority Leader plans to put the bill to a vote, while Mitch McConnell, the Minority Leader revealed that he does not support this bill. This means that Democrats would only require ten GOP votes to pass the legislation in the Senate, but the opposition from McConnell might bring down the hope.

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