House on verge of approving Kennedy Center expansion project

The bill would also authorize $22.4 million for current maintenance costs of the Kennedy center in 2013 and 2014, and another $13.6 million in each of those years for "capital projects."

House Republicans are planning to vote on the bill under a suspension of the rules, usually used for non-controversial bills that require a two-thirds majority vote for passage.

The bill is sponsored by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.), and committee members Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.).

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