|Thursday, May 20, 2021|
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Complete Consideration of H.R. 3237 – Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act, 2021 (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations)
This bill appropriates $1.9 billion in funding to further secure the United States Capitol; protect facilities, Members, employees, and visitors; and provide for safe and healthy Congressional operations.
The bill provides $520.9 million to reimburse the National Guard, $66.8 million to reimburse the District of Columbia and additional funding to reimburse other federal agencies for direct costs incurred as a result of the violent attack on the Capitol. The bill provides Capitol Police $43.9 million for overtime pay, retention bonuses, equipment replacement, and wellness and trauma support. The bill provides $39.5 million in funding for prosecuting the perpetrators of the insurrection. The bill also provides $529.7 million to address future security needs which include hardening windows and doors and installing new cameras. The legislation also creates a Quick Reaction Force to augment Capitol Police during emergencies, enhances security for Members and federal judges, and provides specialized training for Capitol Police.
The bill also provides funding to the Architect of the Capitol, the House of Representatives, the Library of Congress, the GPO, the Capitol Police, and the CBO for expenses incurred by the legislative branch due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here for bill text.
Click here for a summary from the Appropriations Committee.
The Rule, which was adopted on Wednesday, provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.”