DC Asks Congress For $45M To Host Inauguration

The Washington Post reports:

As District leaders prepare to shell out tens of millions of dollars on the presidential inauguration, they are sounding alarm bells over the federal government’s failure to repay them for the costs of Trump’s inauguration four years ago.

The federal government is supposed to cover expenses related to federal activity in the District, but Congress has yet to compensate the city for the $7 million it drew from its emergency fund for Trump’s inauguration.

That funding hole has only grown over the past four years as the city routinely spent more money than Congress had appropriated to manage national events and demonstrations.

Read the full article. Earlier this month it was reported that the Biden team was moving towards a mostly virtual inauguration.