July 29, 2021
Senate Passes Bipartisan Reimbursement Compromise For National Guard Who Responded To January 6th Attack
Senate funding package includes $521 million to reimburse National Guard for post January 6th deployments to protect U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act 98-0, which includes $521 million to reimburse the National Guard who responded to the January 6th attack who paid for the deployment from annual budgets. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Senate Appropriations Committee, announced his support for the funding package earlier this week.
“More than 475 West Virginia National Guard members served alongside servicemembers from every state, protecting our Capitol and democracy in the days, weeks and months following the January 6th attack,” said Senator Manchin. “We must ensure our brave National Guardsmen and women are able to continue their training and drills, which is in jeopardy if we fail to reimburse them for their service after the January 6th attack. This funding package is essential to the safety and security of our nation, and I am pleased the Senate passed this vital funding.”
Responding to the January 6th Insurrection and Protecting the U.S. Capitol and Congress
National Guard Reimbursement—$521 million is provided to fully fund the cost of the National Guard deployment to Capitol Hill, which is urgently needed to prevent cancellation of summer drills for members of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard.
Legislative Branch Agencies—$406 million to support the Capitol Police and to secure the United States Capitol.
For more information on the bipartisan Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, please click here.
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