Washington, D.C. —Today, Committee and Subcommittee Chairs across the House of Representatives sent letters to the White House, federal agencies, law enforcement, and Legislative Branch entities, including the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms, seeking documents and communications relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist assault on the Capitol.
“Our Committees are requesting information relating to the January 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol, which killed five people and injured hundreds more,” the Chairs wrote.
In today’s letters, the Chairs requested documents and communications from three key time periods—before, during, and after the attack—which relate to the counting of the Electoral College vote, or the potential for demonstrations, violence, or attacks in the National Capital Region on or around January 6, 2021.
In the letters to the FBI and the Department of Justice, the Chairs explained, “We understand that the Department continues to investigate and prosecute individuals involved in the events on January 6, 2021.  We are happy to work with you to ensure that the document requests in this letter do not interfere with ongoing investigations and prosecutions.”
The letters were signed by:
Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Carolyn B. Maloney
Armed Services Committee Chair Adam Smith
Committee on House Administration Chair Zoe Lofgren
Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie G. Thompson
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chair Adam B. Schiff
Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler
Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Chair Betty McCollum
Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Chair Chellie Pingree
Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Chair Tim Ryan
The letters were sent to:
Executive Branch
White House Chief of Staff Ronald A. Klain
National Archives and Records Administration Archivist David S. Ferriero
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland
FBI Director Christopher A. Wray
Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III
National Guard Bureau Chief General Daniel R. Hokanson
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas
Office of the Director of National Intelligence Director Avril Haines
Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland
U.S. Park Police Chief Pamela A. Smith
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser
Metropolitan Police Department Acting Chief Robert J. Contee III

Legislative Branch Entities
Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton
Acting House Sergeant at Arms Timothy P. Blodgett
Senate Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper Karen Gibson
U.S. Capitol Police Acting Chief Yogananda D. Pittman
Click here to read today’s letters.