How much does the roof have to be rebuilt?
How much is that going to cost?
The Capitol was built in 1913, but the dome was only built in 1950.
Congress is using the current roof for this winter to see if it can withstand a storm like a new one.
But the dome is built from reinforced concrete, which is hard to repair.
Rep. Tom McClintock, a Democrat from Texas, said it’s possible Congress could be spending $20 million to $30 million to repair it.
He said Congress will try to get a replacement built by next spring.
But he noted the dome will need to be reinforced and that Congress will likely need to get $3 billion in federal funding to do so.
That could leave a lot of money in the federal budget for roof repairs, McClintocks spokeswoman Molly Miller said.
The Capitol has been hit by several hurricanes since last winter.
One was Hurricane Ivan in July that blew out roofs and windows and damaged the Capitol’s electrical grid.
That same year, another storm caused $40 million in damage to the building.
The last storm hit the Capitol in November of 2014, causing widespread damage and shutting down the building for more than four weeks.
The dome was built to withstand the hurricane, but it has been breached by another storm.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she expects to find out more about the cost of repairing the dome in the coming weeks.
She said it would take about $25 million to rebuild the dome, and she’s confident that Congress can make it work.
Pelosi said she hopes the House can get on the roof before a new storm hits the Capitol.
“I am hopeful that we can get the House on the dome before a hurricane hits the United States Capitol,” she said.