Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

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A statue of George Washington stands in the Rotunda of the U.S.... News PhotoCapitol Building - Washington DC,Capitol Hill,Dome,George Washington,Government,Horizontal,Human Interest,Politics,Standing,Statue,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: A statue of George Washington stands in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol August 28, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. It has been reported that the dome of the Capitol has 1,300 known cracks and breaks leaking water to the interior of the Rotunda and needs restorations. The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $61 million before the August recess to repair the structure. On Monday, Committee on Rules and Administration chairman Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) called on Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to support the repairs. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)