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Architect of the Capitol Outlines $30 Million In Damages From Pro-Trump Riot

Added 02-24-21 02:07:02pm EST - “The congressional official also says most of his staff have not yet been vaccinated, despite their continuing work at the Capitol campus to repair damage from the insurrection.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Architect of the Capitol Outlines $30 Million In Damages From Pro-Trump Riot ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The cost of repairing or replacing historic items damaged in the Jan. 6 riot "will be considerable," Architect of the Capitol J. Brett told lawmakers Wednesday. Other costs include maintaining a security fence topped with concertina razor wire, which surrounds the U.S. Capitol grounds. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

The cost of repairing or replacing historic items damaged in the Jan. 6 riot "will be considerable," Architect of the Capitol J. Brett told lawmakers Wednesday. Other costs include maintaining a security fence topped with concertina razor wire, which surrounds the U.S. Capitol grounds.

The cost of repairing damages from the attack on the U.S. Capitol and related security expenses have already topped $30 million and will keep rising, Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton told lawmakers on Wednesday.

The events of Jan. 6, he said, were "difficult for the American people, and extremely hard for all of us on campus to witness."

Blanton said that congressional appropriations committees have already approved a transfer request of $30 million to pay for expenses and to extend a temporary perimeter fencing contract through March 31.

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