Norton Secures $463 Million for DHS Consolidation at St. Elizabeths in Senate Appropriations Bills
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that she has secured $463 million for consolidation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at St. Elizabeths in Ward 8 in the District of Columbia in the Senate’s fiscal year 2022 DHS and Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bills, which were released earlier this week. The DHS bill provides $209,700,000 and the FSGG bill provides $253,797,000.
“The consolidation of Department of Homeland Security offices at St. Elizabeths is immensely important to the federal government as well as to the District of Columbia, Norton said. “Currently, DHS agencies lease expensive office space across the National Capital Region. 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, in addition to making full use of valuable underused federal land in D.C. The funding in the Senate appropriations bills will go a long way toward completing the project, improving DHS operations, and, ultimately, improving our country’s security.”