This bill would provide $1.9 billion to a variety of federal agencies to improve Security measures at the U.S. Capitol complex and respond to the January 6th attack that disrupted the certification of the Electoral College. A breakdown of its various provisions can be found below.
January 6th Response
This section would provide the National Guard with $520.9 million for unanticipated pay and operational costs during the Guard’s 2021 deployment at the Capitol and the surrounding area from January 6th to May 23rd.
A District of Columbia Emergency Planning and Security Fund would be established and funded with $66.8 million for the reimbursement of the District of Columbia for costs incurred in response to the January 6th attack and other costs of providing security for federal functions in D.C.
The Capitol Police would receive $43.9 million in response to the attack, including:
$31.1 million for salaries to backfill overtime expected until the Capitol Police can hire, train, and deploy additional officers; and to provide benefits to current officers including $6.9 million for hazard pay, $3.6 million for retention bonuses, and $2.5 million for tuition credits.
$4.4 million for wellness and trauma support.
$3.3 million for human and technical resources.
$2.7 million for reimbursement for equipment,
The Capitol Police wellness program would be renamed the Howard C. “Howie” Liebengood Center for Wellness after an officer who died by suicide in the aftermath of the January 6th attack.
Additional agencies would receive the following for costs related to the January 6th attack:
Architect of the Capitol: $40 million to backfill accounts.
Dept. of Justice (DOJ): $39.5 million to process prosecutions through U.S. Attorneys offices and for the criminal and national security divisions of the DOJ.
Library of Congress: $13.7 million for upgrading the electronic security system and the unanticipated cost of housing National Guard personnel.
Federal Bureau of Investigation: $5.5 million for the cost of FBI activities.
Federal Bureau of Prisons: $1.8 million for the cost of BOP activities.
Capitol Security Enhancements
The Architect of the Capitol would receive $529.7 million, including:
$250 million for physical security at the Capitol which can be used for landscape redesign, retractable or “pop-in” fencing, and security sensors.
$162.7 million to upgrade accessible doors and windows on the Capitol and the House and Senate office buildings.
$100 million for screening vestibules at the North and South doors of the Capitol and for design and construction costs for vestibules at the House and Senate office buildings.
$17 million to install new cameras around the Capitol and House office buildings.
A dedicated Quick Reaction Force (QRF) to augment the Capitol Police would be funded with $200 million. The QRF would be a ground force equivalent of the 113th Wing within the D.C. Air National Guard at Joint Base Andrews, which defends National Capital Region airspace.
The House Sergeant-at-Arms would receive $21.5 million, including:
$10.6 million for the installation of basic security and camera systems in district offices.
$7.4 million for member security and enhanced security and threat assessments.
$3.5 million for centralized coordination of member security while traveling through dedicated member security teams.
The Capitol Police would receive $18 million, including:
$8.6 million for body cameras for Capitol Police officers whose job duties include interaction with the general public.
$6.8 million for specialized training, including $3.3 million for collective threat, cyber, intelligence, and counter assault training, $2.6 million for physical protection barriers and Civil Disturbance Unit equipment, and $880,000 for specialized vehicles and tactics training.
$2.6 million for riot control equipment to outfit all officers with ballistic helmets, batons, and body shields.
The federal judiciary would receive $157.5 million to address security threats to federal judges, court facilities, including upgrades to security camera systems at priority federal courthouses. The U.S. Marshals Service would receive $25 million to protect federal judges presiding over the trials of defendants accused of offenses related to the January 6th attack.
The U.S. Secret Service would receive $6.8 million for security needs exposed during the January 6th attack, including:
$2.87 million for non-lethal capabilities, including expanded electronic control device training and issuance, non-lethal munitions and equipment, and Civil Disobedience Unit deployment vehicles.
$2 million to reimburse the agency for temporary anti-scale fencing at the White House complex, including fencing around the Blair House while the vice president lived there during the renovation of the Naval Observatory.
$1.6 million for the Open Source Intelligence Branch of the Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division to better mitigate threats to protective operations and ensure threats like those leading up to January 6th receive an appropriate response.
The Architect of the Capitol would receive an additional $99.6 million for reimbursements and other costs incurred responding to COVID-19.
The House of Representatives would receive $31 million for reimbursements and other costs incurred responding to COVID-19.
$348,000 would be provided for customary death gratuities for the families of the late Reps. Ron Wright (R-TX) and Alcee Hastings (D-FL).