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Lying in State or Honor in the U.S. Capitol by Non-Members of Congress [Updated February 1, 2021]   [open pdf - 754KB]

From the Document: "On February 2, 2021, United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died on January 7, 2021, from injuries sustained during the events at the United States Capitol on January 6, will lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol. In a press release, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that 'due to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, the [Congressional Tribute] ceremony will be open to invited guests only,' with specific times set aside for viewing by members of the Capitol Police and Members of Congress. Officer Sicknick will be the 36th individual to have lain in state or honor in the Capitol Rotunda or National Statuary Hall. The most recent to lie in state was Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 25, 2020. The most recent to lie in honor was the Reverend Billy Graham on February 28 and March 1, 2018."

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CRS Insight, IN11510
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2021-02-01
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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