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Rep. Trey Hollingsworth votes in favor of commission to investigate Capitol riot

<p>U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, R-9th District, speaks Feb. 18 in Alumni Hall during the Federal Focus Luncheon. The luncheon was an opportunity for community members to engage with Hollingsworth and ask questions about policies and concerning issues.</p>

U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, R-9th District, speaks Feb. 18 in Alumni Hall during the Federal Focus Luncheon. The luncheon was an opportunity for community members to engage with Hollingsworth and ask questions about policies and concerning issues.

Trey Hollingsworth, U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District, which includes Bloomington, voted Wednesday in favor of establishing an independent commission that would investigate the violent January 6 riot at the US Capitol.

Hollingsworth was one of 35 Republicans in the House of Representatives to vote in support of the commission. The bill passed the House in a vote of 252-175, with all 175 votes against the commission coming from Republican representatives. 

Five Democrats and five Republicans would be appointed to the 9/11-style commission to investigate, call witnesses and produce a report on the Jan. 6 riots. 

The bill will have to be passed by the U.S. Senate for the independent commission to be established.



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