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AMODEI VOTES AGAINST $1.9B PARTISAN CAPITOL SECURITY SUPPLEMENTAL BILL

May 20, 2021
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Logan Tucker, 202-225-6155

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-02) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 3237, a $1.9 billion partisan Capitol security supplemental bill that narrowly passed the House with a recorded vote of 213-212:

“This is an enormous amount of funding for legislation that contains very little specificity, which only further contributes to the sad culture of overcompensating on funds and undercompensating on details and oversight to ensure there’s actual value brought in,” said Rep. Amodei. “There should be lessons learned from January 6th. However, it is clear this was a phenomenally unusual event, and while I am supportive of the ongoing and bipartisan assessments of Capitol security, I am unwilling to spend billions in funding to cover hypothetical costs. The concept of mutual aid, especially with the surrounding states and other federal assets, is at its core, a communications and training issue. Although this issue does require resources, it’s irresponsible to appropriate funding at amounts that are impossible to spend for the remainder of this year.”

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