Norton Secures $254 Million for DHS Consolidation Project at St. Elizabeths in House-Passed Bill

Jul 29, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the House today passed the fiscal year 2022 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which provides $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 Department of Homeland Security consolidation project at St Elizabeths is immensely important to the federal government as well as to the District of Columbia,” Norton said. Today’s House passage of the bill moves us toward completion of the project. Currently, DHS agencies lease expensive office space across the National Capital Region. Consolidating 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. Today’s funding will go a long way toward 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.