U.S. Capitol Architect Says $30 Million In Damage Caused By Capitol Rioters

U.S. Capitol Architect J. Brett Blanton said last week that the cost to repair damages from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot amounts to more than $30 million. Blanton said that the riots were “difficult for the American people and extremely hard for all of us on campus to witness.” Congressional appropriations committees have approved a request for the $30 million in order to repair damages. “History teaches us that project costs for replacements and repairs beyond in-kind improvements across campus will be considerable and beyond the scope of the current budgetary environment,” Blanton stated. Blanton…

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