Norton Praises Funding for St. Elizabeths DHS Consolidation Project in Spending Bill Passed in Subcommittee

Jun 25, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) praised the fiscal year 2022 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which passed out of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee yesterday, for providing $254 million to the General Services Administration for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) consolidation project at the St. Elizabeths West Campus in Ward 8 in the District of Columbia.

“The St. Elizabeths consolidation project is immensely important to the federal government as well as to the District of Columbia, where DHS will be consolidated. I appreciate that today’s appropriation bill will move us toward completion,” Norton said. “Currently, DHS agencies leased expensive spaces across the National Capital Region for office space. Consolidating the headquarters of these agencies on one campus here will improve national security coordination and cooperation, while reducing the federal government’s footprint and saving taxpayer money. DHS consolidation will also lead to more spending in D.C. by DHS employees, assisting the D.C. economy. The funding will go a long way to completing the project, improving DHS operations and ultimately improving our country’s security.”

Norton has long supported the consolidation project and has secured more than $2 billion for the project.