WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOWK) – The U.S. Senate passed legislation sponsored by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) to award Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal to honor his heroic actions in January.

According to a press release from Senator Capito’s Office, a majority of the Senate passed the bill to honor Goodman, who confronted rioters in the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.

“On January 6, he stood in harm’s way and took brave action that truly saved lives. We are eternally indebted to Officer Goodman and I am proud to join my colleagues in ensuring he is awarded one of the highest civilian awards in the United States as just one way to honor his heroism on that day,” remarked Senator Capito.