Construction is on the rise at the Capitol, but a new addition to the area could cause some headaches.
The House of Representatives is building an extension to the historic Capitol building in the heart of the nation’s capital.
The House is building the Capitol extension after the Senate approved an amendment to the House bill to add the new extension.
The Capitol Extension is expected to cost $1.3 billion, which is about $20 million less than the original proposal.
It will add another 1.3 million square feet to the Capitol building and allow for a “high-tech” conference room.
“I’m really excited about it,” said Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Illinois.
“It’s a major step forward in terms of getting us to a new state of the art.”
The House and Senate passed the amendment last month.
The new Capitol Extension will not be the only major project to make it through Congress.
The Senate also passed an amendment Thursday that would give the Federal Emergency Management Agency more flexibility to respond to natural disasters.
The Senate is expected vote on the House’s amendment this week.