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ABC’s Andy Field - May 14, 2021 - KRDO’s Afternoon News

May 14, 2021

Lawmakers have announced that after months of stalled negotiations they have reached an agreement on a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.  A vote on the commission bill is expected on the House floor next week, but the timing for a vote in the Senate is still unclear.  The announcement of an agreement comes after months of intense negotiations between Republicans and Democrats on the size and scope of the commission -- and after a week of a number of Republican lawmakers casting doubt on what they themselves witnessed at the Capitol just four months ago.  The agreed-upon commission would include 10 members with significant expertise in the areas of law enforcement, civil rights, civil liberties, privacy, intelligence and cybersecurity. Current government officers or employees would be prohibited from appointment, according to the bipartisan duo, and each party would select five members to be on the commission.