The House of Representatives of the US Congress approved the allocation of $1.9 billion for the protection of the Capitol

213 congressmen voted for the relevant document, 212 voted against it.

The House of Representatives of the US Congress approved on Thursday with a minimal majority of votes a bill providing for the allocation of $1.9 billion to strengthen security measures at the Capitol complex. The broadcast was conducted on the website of the lower house of the legislature. 213 congressmen voted for the document, 212 against it.

In particular, $520 million is expected to be allocated to pay for the expenses of the National Guard, which, after the riots on January 6, placed military personnel on the perimeter of the territory adjacent to the complex. The bill must now be sent to the upper house, where it will need at least 60 senatorial votes to be approved. After that, the initiative will go to the signature of US President Joe Biden. Most Republicans are skeptical of the document. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives supported an initiative to create an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 riots. 252 lawmakers supported the document, while 175 opposed it.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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