Capitol Visitor Center

The Capitol Visitor Center began construction in 2000. It was supposed to cost $265 million, and open in January of 2005.

Eight years later, it is still unfinished.

Delays and cost overruns have so far resulted in a $621 million price tag and a November 2008 opening.

Congress is less than pleased. “Anything later than a November 2008 opening or more than a $621 million price tag isn’t going to cut it,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

She continued, “If [the opening] is delayed again, I will personally send the contractors a very strongly worded letter.”

Just kidding about that last part.

Kind of.

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