Grothman’s Effort to Allow National Guard to Tour the Capitol Successful
Washington, January 25, 2021 | Timothy Svoboda (202-225-2476)
Today, Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) applauded the decision made by Congressional leadership and the Capitol Visitors Center (CVC) to allow members of the National Guard in Washington, DC to tour the inside of the Capitol building.
Last Thursday, Grothman sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to allow the National Guardsmen and women who came to Washington, DC to secure the inauguration ceremony a tour of the Capitol building.
Nation Guardsmen and women are now able to take private tours of the Capitol led by CVC tour guides every day from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. until Friday January, 29, 2021.
National Guard members from all 50 states and three territories are represented, many of whom have never been inside the Capitol building and may never make the trip back to Washington, DC.
“I have spent a great deal of time talking to members of the National Guard over the last few weeks, and I was amazed by the amount of negative feedback I received about their time in our nation’s capital,” said Grothman. “After meeting with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and key Democrats to discuss my idea, we came to the obvious conclusion that these servicemembers deserve to tour the Capitol. They have made tremendous sacrifices and have spent so much time away from their families and jobs, that the least we can do is offer them a tour of the inside of the building they are protecting.”
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) is serving his fourth term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.