01.27.21

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Call to Award Officer Eugene Goodman with Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of bipartisan colleagues led by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Chris Coons (D-DE), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) to sponsor legislation to award Officer Eugene Goodman with the Congressional Gold Medal to honor his heroic actions on January 6, 2021. Goodman confronted rioters in the Capitol, delaying their access to the Senate chamber and protecting the lives of those inside.

“Officer Eugene Goodman bravely put himself in harm’s way to defend our Congress from the violent insurrection on January 6. His quick thinking and heroic actions diverted the violent mob away from the Senate chamber and prevented an even worse tragedy,” said Senator Baldwin. “Officer Goodman is a hero, and I’m proud to join my colleagues in recognizing his outstanding service to Congress and our nation.”

This legislation has also been cosponsored by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), John Boozman (R-AR), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bob Casey (D-PA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Gary Peters (D-MI), James Risch (R-ID), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Tom Carper (D-DE), Tim Scott (R-SC), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Todd Young (R-IN), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Jon Tester (D-MT), James Lankford (R-OK), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

Companion legislation was introduced in the House by Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), and Nancy Mace (R-SC).

The text of the bill can be found here.