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Capitol Police seeking $840 million budget ahead of 2024

March 27, 2023


The U.S. Capitol Police is poised to ask Congress for a 14% budget increase in 2024, which would bring the agency’s budget to more than $840 million, CBS News has learned. The request will be made this week in a hearing of a House subcommittee that oversees funding for the police department charged with securing the Capitol and keeping lawmakers safe, according to a Democratic congressman who has reviewed and shared details of the request.

The budget request comes amid growing concerns of violent threats against members of Congress and during a third year of efforts to prevent a recurrence of the January 6, 2021 attack.

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