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JAN 19, 2013 - ABC News

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Inauguration to Cost Millions; Total Unclear

How much will all the inaugural events cost? It's hard to say. While most events that occur in the capital have a hard-and-fast budget, the inauguration's many moving parts, safety concerns and large geographic reach make it hard to quantify – especially before the main event. In 2009, ABC reported the total cost of Obama's first Inauguration was $170 million. While incumbent presidents historically spend less on a second inauguration, it's unclear what the total bill will be this time around. Analysis of some of the known appropriations so far puts the total at $12.037 million, but it ... Read More

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