First Anniversary of the January 6th Capitol Riot

It has been one year since the January 6th Capitol Riot, during which insurrectionists attempted to hinder the validation of the 2020 presidential election and launched an assault on the United States Capitol Complex that resulted in multiple deaths, physical harm to many members of law enforcement, and terror among staff, press, and members of Congress. The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) would like to highlight several resources related to this event:

  • In Focus: January 6th Capitol Attack — featured HSDL documents including congressional hearings and Congressional Research Service reports
  • Capitol Riot series — relevant HSDL records from various congressional committees, the U.S. Department of Defense, and other entities interested in reporting on national security
  • Official website of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th  Attack on the United States Capitol — The purposes of the Select Committee are to “investigate and report upon the facts, circumstances, and causes relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex,” “examine and evaluate evidence developed by relevant Federal, State, and local governmental agencies regarding the facts and circumstances surrounding the domestic terrorist attack,” and “build upon the investigations of other entities and avoid unnecessary duplication of efforts by reviewing the investigations, findings, conclusions, and recommendations of other executive branch, congressional, or independent bipartisan or nonpartisan commission investigations.” Their website presents press releases related to the Select Committee’s investigations, relevant congressional hearings and business meetings, and also features a tip line for people to submit information related to the attack.

For more information on topics related to this piece, visit the HSDL Featured Topics on Domestic (U.S.) Terrorism.

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