Here’s what happens to the January 6 committee’s work once the new Congress takes over

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Here’s what happens to the January 6 committee’s work once the new Congress takes over


The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol is set to expire next week, but its work will remain accessible to the public.

The House select committee will end with the conclusion of the current Congress on January 3, but the Government Publishing Office has created an online repository to house what the committee produced.

The site currently features the committee’s final report, a variety of video exhibits and a detailed timeline of how the violence unfolded at the US Capitol on January 6. Broken up into seven geographic locations around the Capitol, the nearly minute-by-minute timeline encapsulates how rioters broke into the building that day.

The site is expected to include all of the records the committee has made public and some material that has not yet been publicly released, including documents that may have been referenced in footnotes in the committee’s final report.

The report and other materials produced by the committee are already being transmitted to the National Archives and Records Administration, but congressional records do not become available via the archives for years. The GPO website stands as a way to make the records public in the meantime.

With the House majority set to change hands from Democrats to Republicans next week, the committee in recent days has been winding down its work, including releasing a steady stream of interview transcripts that complement the panel’s sweeping 845-page report and shed new light on how it conducted its investigation of the Capitol riot.

This story has been updated with additional details.