Feb 3: Top national headlines you need to know
President Biden pays tribute for fallen officer during insurrection, a new nominations for Senate Commerce and Energy positions.
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – There will be a congressional tribute for Brian Sicknick, at the U.S. Capitol Complex. Sicknick was the police officer, who was fatally injured on January 6, during the insurrection.
President Biden, first lady Jill Biden, some congressional leaders, and capitol police officers paid their respects to the slain officer on Tuesday night.
On Wednesday morning, other members of congress will be able to pay their respects, starting at 7 a.m. est. The congressional leaders will speak at a ceremony later this morning.
Sicknick was granted the tradition of lying in honor at the capitol rotunda, a tribute paid to distinguished Americans.
According to congressional officials, he will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
The 42-year-old officer was reportedly struck in the head with a fire extinguisher during the hours-long attack on the capitol waged by a pro-trump mob. Then, he later collapsed and died the next day from his injuries.
In addition, the senate commerce, science, and transportation committee will vote to consider Governor Gina Raimondo’s nomination to be Secretary of Commerce at 9:30 est.
Also, Jennifer Granholm is currently serving her second term as governor of Rhode Island. She was the first woman to hold the position of governor in that state.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will also vote this morning to see if Jennifer Granholm’s is the best candidate for the position. As the administration tackles clean energy policies, Granholm has pledged to create jobs, not sacrifice them.
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