Congress leaders are considering billing to form a commission to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol
By Felicia Sonmez and Mike DeBonis
Congress leaders are considering billing a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob as the final step in forming the panel.
House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Urged the commission earlier this month and said last week that it should have the power to call witnesses.
According to a senior Democratic adviser, a draft under discussion would require each of the four leaders on Capitol Hill to appoint two members to the panel. Biden would appoint three members to the panel, including its chairman. The Commission’s report would be due in late 2021 and the panel would be dissolved 60 days after its report was published.
News of the bill was first reported by Punchbowl News on Monday.
Pelosi said the January 6 commission should be similar to the body that investigated the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks for 15 months before issuing a 585-page report.