U.S. House backs select committee to probe Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol

By: - June 30, 2021 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Rioters enter the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Trump encouraged the protesters to come to Washington and addressed them decrying the "stolen" election. Now a group of Democrats is seeking his impeachment. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Rioters enter the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Trump encouraged the protesters to come to Washington and addressed them decrying the “stolen” election. Now a group of Democrats is seeking his impeachment. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House voted Wednesday to establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, in which a mob of pro-Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol.

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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