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The Architect of the Capitol would be funded at about $489.6 million, excluding Senate items, a cut of $36.6 million, reducing the construction the agency could carry out. In addition, the committee indicated that it is looking to cut the number of Capitol Visitor Center tour guides.
The bill would do away with staff tuition reimbursements and child care subsidies because the House Administration Committee did not authorize the programs.
"They were not authorized by the Democrat-controlled House and we do not intend to authorize them this Congress," committee spokeswoman Salley Wood said.
Though the Capitol Police would be flat-funded at $340.1 million, the department would have to reduce the number of sworn officers by 25 to 1,775 and cut 73 civilian positions.
The Office of the House Sergeant-at-Arms would receive a more than $3.5 million increase, bringing it to $12.5 million, in part to help train district offices in better security practices after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
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