By Vicki Needham - 07/01/10 10:50 PM EDT
The subcommittee also directs the House sergeant at arms, along with the Capitol Police, to find a permanent solution to wait-time problems for access into the House buildings, the Capitol and through the Rayburn and Cannon tunnels.
Under the measure, the Capitol Police receive $337.2 million, an increase of $8.9 million, or 2.7 percent, over the 2010 enacted level. The spending level doesn't provide for the increase in officers requested in the budget. The General Accounting Office is reviewing staffing needs.
The bill requires corrections to the budget process of the Capitol Police, after a recent audit by the Inspector General found that there are not adequate controls over the formulation process, Wasserman Schultz said.
The bill also provides:
• Library of Congress – $645.2 million, an increase of $1.8 million.
• Government Printing Office – $147.5 million, an increase of $50,000 over the fiscal year 2010 enacted level.
• Government Accountability Office – $560.7 million, an increase of $3.8 million.
• Architect of the Capitol – $501.2 million, $25.9 million less, or 5.1 percent below the 2010 enacted amount.