Senate spending bill language calls for shifting FBI to Maryland or Virginia – Washington Business Journal

Hopeful support to keep, at least, the two Prince George’s County sites in the proposed relocation of the consolidated FBI Building project. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md is keeping it moving and getting some action done!

The Senate appropriations committee has taken up a call that started in the House urging the federal government to resume its search for a new FBI headquarters in either Maryland or Virginia rather than building a new home for the nation’s chief law enforcement agency in the District.Lawmakers including Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., successfully lobbied the Senate panel to include language expressing concern about the current plan to demolish the J. Edgar Hoover Building in downtown D.C. and build a consolidated headquarters for the FBI at the same site. The wording appears in the 2019 Senate Commerce, Justice Science and Appropriations Bill. The committee held a markup for the spending bill Thursday morning.

Source: Senate spending bill language calls for shifting FBI to Maryland or Virginia – Washington Business Journal

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