The House on Monday unanimously approved a two-year reauthorization of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
If approved by the Senate, the bill would allow the center to add an addition to the south of the building. The center, which has the largest arts program in the country, does not have dedicated classroom space.
“We are currently exploring options as to how we may address that deficiency,” said spokesman John Dow. “As the Center is a federal building and a memorial to President Kennedy, it is appropriate to obtain Congressional authorization before proceeding further.”
The bill provides $22.4 million for maintenance costs between 2013 and 2014 and $13.6 million each year for capital projects.