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Congress passes emergency Capitol security money, Afghan aid

Virus Outbreak Washington
Posted at 2:23 PM, Jul 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 16:23:39-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed emergency legislation that will bolster security at the Capitol and repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection.

It will also increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war.

House passage sends the $2.1 billion bill to President Joe Biden for his signature.

The Senate had approved the legislation Thursday morning, 98-0.

Senators struck a bipartisan agreement on the legislation this week, two months after the House had passed a bill that would have provided around twice as much for Capitol security.