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Pelosi holds enrollment event for funding bill

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:POOLWashington, DC - 30 July 20211. Wide of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks into ceremony2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House: "This is a very important enrollment ceremony for us, it follows a very, very impressive hearing on Tuesday where the law enforcement officers told the story of what they saw on January 6th. I never thought I would ever see a personal presentation exceed the video that we saw in terms of describing what happened that day. So impressive was it that the next day, after months of waiting, the Senate was allowed to proceed to pass a supplemental bill to strengthen the Capitol police force and honor those who risked their lives to strengthen the Capitol. It doesn't do everything we wanted." ++WHITE FLASH++3. Various of Pelosi signing H.R 3237 bill, Democratic legislators applaud and hold bill while posing for photographs4. Close of H.R 3237 bill STORYLINE:House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democratic representatives held a bill enrollment ceremony for the Emergency Security Supplemental bill that Congress has overwhelmingly passed. The bill H.R. 3237, will bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war.The $2.1 billion bill now goes to President Joe Biden for his signature. The Senate approved the legislation early Thursday afternoon, 98-0, and the House passed it immediately afterward, 416-11.Senators struck a bipartisan agreement on the legislation this week, two months after the House had passed a bill that would have provided around twice as much for Capitol security. But House leaders said they would back the Senate version anyway, arguing the money is urgently needed for the Capitol Police and for the translators and others who worked closely with U.S. government troops and civilians in Afghanistan. The bill loosens some requirements for the visas, which lawmakers say are especially pressing as the U.S. military withdrawal enters its final weeks and Afghan allies face possible retaliation from the Taliban. The money for the Capitol — including for police salaries, the National Guard and to better secure windows and doors around the building — comes more than six months after the insurrection by former President Donald Trump's supporters. The broad support in both chambers is a rare note of agreement between the two parties in response to the attack, as many Republicans still loyal to Trump have avoided the subject. The former president's loyalists brutally beat police and hundreds of them broke into the building, interrupting the certification of Biden's election win. Democrats have said that if Congress didn't pass the bill, money would start running out for officers' salaries by August and that the National Guard might have to cancel some training programs. The bill's passage comes after four police officers who fought off the rioters in the Jan. 6 attack testified in an emotional House hearing on Tuesday and detailed the "medieval" battle in which they were beaten and verbally assaulted. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested on Wednesday that the hearing had perhaps "jarred the Senate to move in a bipartisan way to pass this legislation." ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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