Norton Asks for Funding for DHS Headquarters Consolidation at St. Elizabeths in Next Coronavirus Response Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has requested funding in the next coronavirus response bill for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Headquarters consolidation project at the St. Elizabeths West Campus in the District of Columbia. This consolidation is the largest federal project in the country and, given the work that has already been done on the site, is ripe for inclusion in a bill focused on economic stimulus.
“The St. Elizabeths consolidation project is immensely important to the federal government and the District of Columbia,” Norton said. “Department of Homeland Security agencies are in expensive leased space across the National Capital Region. Moving the headquarters of these agencies to one campus will improve national security coordination and cooperation, while reducing the federal government’s footprint and saving taxpayer money. A large and important construction project coming today would have the added value of stimulating the economy when it is most needed and putting people back to work when unemployment may reach an all-time high.”