Capitol Security Funding Passed by House

Measure is in response to January 6 incident.

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve a $1.9 billion bill to increase security at the U.S. Capitol. The Architect of the Capitol reported that security expenses and repairs stemming from the events of January 6 cost more than $30 million in February.

The bill gives Capitol Police $43.9 million, $31.1 million of which is meant to go toward backfilling overtime until the department can hire and train more officers. The National Guard, which responded to the Capitol, will receive $520.9 million to pay costs associated with stationing troops in and around the building.

There is funding for Capitol grounds security, which may be used for physical infrastructure including retractable fencing and security sensors, as well as funds to strengthen accessible windows and doors at the Capitol as well as the House and Senate office buildings.

The legislation now goes to the Senate where it will need 60 votes to pass.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the Senate as they debate and vote on the Capitol security funding.
  • For wisdom for members of Congress as they consider and negotiate spending bills.
  • For Capitol Hill police as they protect the members of the House and Senate and their staff.

Sources: Axios, The Hill


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