Montana senators co-sponsor bill to honor Capitol cops after shooting

Montana’s U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines joined the rest of the Senate on Thursday in commending the Capitol Police who responded to a shooting Wednesday involving members of Congress.

Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine introduced the bill Thursday in the Senate, where it passed unanimously. Other senators signed on as co-sponsors of the bill.

On Wednesday morning, a gunman opened fire on Republicans in Alexandria, Virginia, who were practicing for a charity baseball game against Democratic members of Congress.

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot. Also hurt were police officers and congressional staffers.

The Senate passed Kaine’s bill the same day the congressional baseball game took place at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. David Bailey, a Capitol Police officer injured in Wednesday’s shooting, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.