Damage From Capitol Riot Not Insured

U.S. taxpayers will have to pay for damage.
January 20, 2021

Insurance industry officials say U.S. taxpayers will have to pay for damage caused by rioters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. They say the U.S. Capitol and the surrounding grounds are not covered by a policy. The people involved in the attack broke windows, doors, art, and furniture. The exact cost of the incident remains unknown.

The Architect of the Capitol, which manages building preservation and maintenance, is also expected to pay for some of the costs. When it comes to repair and cleanup costs, the federal government has considered insurance too costly to acquire. This stance did not change after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which caused as much as $1 billion in damage at the Pentagon.


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