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Pelosi says '9/11-type commission' will investigate Capitol attack

In a letter sent to House Democrats on Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that a "9/11-type commission" will be established to "investigate and report on the facts and causes" behind the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Earlier this month, Pelosi said she wanted to see such a commission created. In her Monday letter, Pelosi told her colleagues it would be an "outside, independent" panel that looks at the "preparedness and response of the United States Capitol Police and other federal, state, and local law enforcement."

Following the attack, Pelosi tapped retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré to investigate Capitol security needs, and she said he has found Congress should set aside funds to "provide for the safety of members and the security of the Capitol." So far, more than 200 people have been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot, which left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer.