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House OKs $3.5B Capitol Complex Maintenance Package; Hal Rogers Comments

CapitolDomeThe House has passed a bill that seeks to allot $3.48 billion in funds to secure and maintain of the Capitol complex.

Lawmakers voted 233-175 to approve the fiscal year 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill for the annual budget for the offices of House members, support agencies of Congress, security and police forces, services for visitors and Capitol operations, the House Appropriations Committee said Wednesday.

The committee noted that the proposed funding package is $73 million more than the fiscal year 2016 level in order to address security efforts and health and safety repairs to damaged facilities.

The bill also seeks to prevent pay hikes for members of Congress in fiscal year 2017.

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