New General Assembly Building Delayed

Supply Chain Issues Being Blamed
House Speaker Todd Gilbert (R)
House Speaker Todd Gilbert (R) Photo credit House of Delegates Feed

Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - The new General Assembly Building will not be ready for the 2023 Session. The Department of General Services says supply chain issues are behind the delay, and that construction was actually on time when these issues hit.

DGS says they are missing equipment needed to have the building up to code, as well as audio and video equipment for committee and subcommittee rooms. Lawmakers will remain in the Pocahontas building, which is located down the hill from the State Capitol.

The General Assembly Building spot has not been occupied since 2017, when the old building was torn down. DGS does expect the building to be operational in early 2023, just not by January.

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