Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., speaks during a news conference on the roof of the Capitol Building in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, to announce the completion of the scaffolding and the start of the repairs for the Capitol Dome Restoration Project.

Dome ready for next step in repair

That counts as progress, though, and officials announced on Tuesday the next installment of a $60 million repair is ready to begin.