The House tabled a resolution on Dec. 6 to censure Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.).
The House censured Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) on Dec. 7 for wrongfully pulling a fire alarm on Capitol Hill.
Mr. Bowman is the 23rd person to be censured by the House. He appeared in the well of the House floor as he was formally censured.
It comes a few months after Mr. Bowman activated a fire alarm, which delayed a House vote over a continuing resolution to fund the government through mid-November.
Mr. Bowman pleaded guilty on Oct. 26 to a misdemeanor for pulling the fire alarm inside the Cannon House Office Building on Sept. 30.
It was a violation of a District of Columbia law that states: “It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to willfully or knowingly give a false alarm of fire within the District of Columbia, and any person or persons violating the provisions of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine not more than the amount set forth … or by imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.”
He was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and write an apology letter to the Capitol Police, and…
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