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U.S. Capitol police officers testify during a House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot on July 27. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via Xinhua

A $2.1 billion Capitol security funding bill is heading to President Biden for his signature after the House and Senate passed the legislation on Thursday.

Why it matters: The legislation provides funding for the Capitol Police, the National Guard and other agencies to cover the costs incurred during the Jan. 6 riot.

The big picture: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the committee's ranking member, announced an agreement on the $2 billion package Tuesday, the same day four police officers testified about their personal experiences at the Capitol on Jan. 6 .

  • The Senate approved the measure by a 98-0 vote on Thursday, and the House later passed it for a second time with a 416-11 vote.
  • Six progressive Democrats and five Republicans voted against the bill in the House.
  • The House passed a $1.9 billion security spending bill in May in response to the Jan. 6 attack, but was stalled by a funding impasse in the Senate.

Between the lines: The package includes $70.7 million in salaries and general expenses for the Capitol Police response to the riot, per a fact sheet released by Leahy's office.

  • $300 million will go to infrastructure upgrades to the Capitol, including installing new cameras around the building and House offices.
  • The National Guard will be reimbursed $521 million for deploying guards to help with security efforts on Jan. 6 and after.
  • The package also includes about $500 million for the Department of Defense to assist Afghan nationals who facilitated U.S. war efforts. The State Department will also receive about $600 million to process special immigrant visas for Afghans who are relocating to the U.S., per the fact sheet.

Go deeper: National Guard cutting costs due to funding impasse in Congress

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Rep. Cheney: Jan. 6 committee has interviewed more than 150 people

Rep. Liz Cheney speaking during a committee hearing in October. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has interviewed more than 150 people since its creation, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told Politico Thursday.

Why it matters: Cheney's comments indicate the Jan. 6 select committee's actions throughout its extensive probe have largely taken place outside public view, Politico notes. The comments may also ease concerns about the pace of the investigation.

Progressives roiled by Pelosi’s sudden strategy shift

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the House would move forward with a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill Friday, despite anger and surprise from progressives in the caucus who were caught off guard by the sudden shift in strategy.

Driving the news: Pelosi changed course when she called for a vote on the infrastructure bill before a final vote on the social spending package as a way to appease moderates who want to see a CBO score.

  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) said progressives would not support a standalone infrastructure vote and would likewise wait for a CBO score, leaving a path forward on both bills unclear.

Biden urges lawmakers to "vote yes right now" on infrastructure, social spending bills

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President Biden urged lawmakers to vote in favor of his $1.75 trillion social spending bill and $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, as Democratic leadership pushed for votes on both bills Friday.

What he's saying: "I'm asking every ... member of the House of Representatives to vote yes on both of these bills right now. Send the infrastructure bill to my desk. Send the Build Back Better bill to the Senate," Biden said.