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The U.S. Capitol Dome is under construction for the first time in 50 years. What will that entail?
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The U.S. Capitol Dome is under construction for the first time in 50 years. What will that entail?

While Congress has been out on a week-long recess, scaffolding has been creeping up around the U.S. Capitol Dome, marking the beginning of a two-year $60 million restoration project.

Meanwhile, in the news this week, the D.C. Council is suing Mayor Vincent Gray for not implementing a ballot measure that would give the District greater budget autonomy.

David Hawkings, who writes the Hawkings Here column for Roll Call, joined us to discuss both issues.

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