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January 7, 2021 – House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) and House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) released the following statement on the death of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who was injured in the line of duty during yesterday’s violence:

“Our hearts break over the senseless death of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who was injured in the line of duty during yesterday’s violent assault on the Capitol. Our prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues on the force.

 “This tragic loss should remind all of us of the bravery of the law enforcement officers who protected us, our colleagues, Congressional staff, the press corps, and other essential workers yesterday.

“To honor Officer Sicknick’s memory, we must ensure that the mob who attacked the People’s House and those who instigated them are held fully accountable.”