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Congress breaks, Capitol repairs begin
The Hill [DC], by Rachel Huggins

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Posted By:MissMolly, 4/21/2014 5:39:59 AM

While lawmakers skip out of Washington for spring break, the Capitol Rotunda is undergoing its first makeover in more than 50 years. With more than 1,300 cracks marring its exterior shell, the rotunda is closed to the public from April 12 through April 28, in phase one of the two-year, $60 million restoration project. During the 17-day closure, workers are installing safety netting around the iconic 8.9 million-pound cast iron dome. "This netting will ensure the safety of all who enter the Capitol for the duration of the two-year project allowing the Rotunda to be accessible for the duration of the project after

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/21/2014 6:02:07 AM     (No. 9818355)

$60M for popinjays/$60M loss for taxpayers. The unions must have all the contracts.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 4/21/2014 7:02:44 AM     (No. 9818400)

They´re adding a wing for the CBC so they can eat their KFC without being sneered at and heckled. It´s just not great imagery when someone walks in and sees a drumstick,sticking out of your mouth.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 4/21/2014 8:16:34 AM     (No. 9818490)

They should put the safety net in the hallowed halls, to catch any Repub who goes wobbly at an act of conservatism.

Oh, and geez #2 will you put your robe and pointy white hat away, your "blacks eatin´ fried chicken" schtick is way outta bounds here.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hershey, 4/21/2014 9:07:24 AM     (No. 9818567)

They need to close it for longer than that just to give us little people a break..

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/21/2014 9:42:28 AM     (No. 9818621)

What about repairing whats inside? Only WE THE PEOPLE can do that!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FLCracker, 4/21/2014 9:47:41 AM     (No. 9818629)

Well, at least half that headline is right.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/21/2014 9:48:45 AM     (No. 9818633)

#2, I have great affection for you and your opinions, but was that post really necessary? It was beneath you.

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