Senate Bill Allocates $251M for DHS’ St. Elizabeths HQ Project

senateThe Senate has earmarked a $250.5 million fund to support construction work on the Department of Homeland Security‘s centralized headquarters at St. Elizabeths in Washington, The Washington Business Journal reported Friday.

Daniel Sernovitz writes the budget allocation for DHS’ Southeast Washington HQ is included in the chamber’s 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill.

Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) told the publication that the federal government has pumped $1.5 billion into the project.

The DHS consolidation initiative’s estimated cost is $4.5 billion.

Sernovitz reports that the U.S. Coast Guard has relocated its headquarters from Buzzard Point to the St. Elizabeths complex.

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