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Lying in State or Honor in the U.S. Capitol by Non-Members of Congress [Updated April 7, 2021]   [open pdf - 756KB]

From the Document: "On April 13, 2021, United States Capitol Police Officer William 'Billy' F. Evans [hyperlink], who died on April 2, 2021, from injuries sustained protecting the U.S. Capitol during an attack on a vehicular checkpoint [hyperlink], will lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol. In a press release [hyperlink], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that '[d]ue to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, the ceremony will be open to invited guests only,' with specific times set aside for members of the Capitol Police and Members of Congress. Officer Evans will be the 37th individual to have lain in state or honor [hyperlink] in the Capitol Rotunda or National Statuary Hall. The most recent to lie in state was Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg [hyperlink] on September 25, 2020 [hyperlink]. The most recent to lie in honor was Officer Brian Sicknick [hyperlink] on February 2-3, 2021."

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CRS Insight, IN11510
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2021-04-07
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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