The House on Thursday observed a moment of silence for the anniversary of the 1998 Capitol shooting.

Two Capitol Police officers, Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective John Gibson, died in the shooting while apprehending a man who tried to enter the Capitol with a gun.

House Minority Whip Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerHouse approves 'right to try,' sends bill to Trump's desk Hillicon Valley: Mnuchin urges antitrust review of tech | Progressives want to break up Facebook | Classified election security briefing set for Tuesday | Tech CEOs face pressure to appear before Congress Pelosi: Discharge petition won't promote Trump's wall MORE (D-Md.) thanked the Capitol Police force for its service.

"All of us express our deep gratitude to members of the Capitol Police force," Hoyer said. "They allow us to have confidence to do the people's business in safety and security."