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House Panel Approves GSA Construction Funding—More for Repairs, Not New Construction

June 23, 2012
On June 20, the House Appropriations Committee approved a funding measure that would provide $50 million for the General Services Administration’s (GSA) construction account—the same as FY 2012 levels, but $6 million below the president’s budget request. This account funds the project cost of design, construction and management of new federal GSA facilities.  Additionally, the House panel’s funding measure provides $395 million for the repairs and alterations account – $115 million more than FY2012, but $99.7 million less than the president’s request. Aside from repairs, this account provides funding for the modernization of existing federal real estate assets. Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of the GSA funding bill, which provided $56 million for the construction account and $514.7 million for the repairs and alterations account. AGC will fight for the Senate’s funding measure when a conference committee convenes, or if Congress decides to fund the government through an omnibus measure. For more information, please contact Jimmy Christianson at 703-837-5325 or christiansonj@agc.org.
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