Feb 13 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation co-introduced by U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) to award U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal. Senator Tillis introduced the legislation in January with U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Chris Coons (D-DE), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Ben Cardin (D-MD). Officer Goodman confronted rioters in the Capitol on January 6, 2021, delaying their access to the Senate Chamber and protecting the lives of those inside.
“Officer Eugene Goodman’s heroic actions on January 6 prevented a potential catastrophe and his bravery deserves recognition,” said Senator Tillis. “When faced by a violent mob, Officer Goodman did not back down and instead, led the rioters away from the Senate floor. I am grateful for Officer Goodman and am proud this bipartisan legislation to award him the Congressional Gold Medal passed the Senate.”
Companion legislation was introduced in the House by Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), and Nancy Mace (R-SC).
The full text of the bill can be found here.