WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member and Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration, released the following statement on their ongoing bipartisan efforts to investigate intelligence, planning, response and security failures related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th:
“The January 6th attack on the Capitol marked an unprecedented assault on our democracy, and we are continuing our joint bipartisan efforts to get to the bottom of security and intelligence breakdowns that allowed a breach of the Capitol and to make needed reforms to prevent an attack like this from ever happening again.
“Our two productive bipartisan oversight hearings helped provide many answers and accountability for the failures around this attack. Moving forward, we continue to investigate, collect, and review materials, as well as speak with current and former officials to conduct a thorough examination of the preparation and response failures surrounding January 6th. The Committees expect to release a bipartisan report on our investigation in the coming months. We are committed to providing the American people, including those who work in the Capitol, with the answers they deserve as well as recommendations to ensure this never happens again.”