Appropriations

David Hawkings' Whiteboard: Continuing Resolutions
 

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: What is Regular Order?
 

White House to Shift Ebola Funds to Zika Fight
 

Restoring the Dome: The Capitol Gets a New Crown
Watch the history behind the two-year, multi-million dollar renovation of the global icon

The United States Capitol Dome.
 
It is the most recognizable symbol of American democracy, and a worldwide icon.
 
And for the last two years, it’s been getting a facelift.
 
Built amid the chaos of the Civil War, the original Dome cost $1,047,291. 
 
Even the best-built structure suffers from exposure to the elements, though. 
 
So in 2014, the Architect of the Capitol began a two-year, multi-million dollar renovation to repair cracks, remove lead paint and restore the structure to its original splendor.
 
When the current renovations started, Congress knew the ambitious project needed to be completed before the 2017 presidential inauguration.
 
With the scaffolding already coming down, it looks like Congress, for once, will hit its deadline. 

SHOW US YOUR IMAGES — #MyCapitolDome 

Reid Warns GOP on Holding to Budget Agreement

Minority Leader Harry Reid said at his weekly press conference Tuesday that Senate Democrats would cooperate on the appropriations process if Republicans stick to the budget deal numbers and avoid riders.

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: What is Regular Order?