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Hoyer: I’m not a fan of Hoover Building swap for FBI headquarters

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Thursday that he was encouraged by the Obama administration’s efforts to build a new FBI headquarters, but that he is exploring ways to pay for it other than by trading the J. Edgar Hoover Building to a developer.

FBI officials led by Director James B. Comey Jr. are pressing for a new headquarters that will get the bureau out of the Hoover Buiding and allow it to consolidate units from around the region. The General Services Administration, which manages government real estate, has proposed swapping the Hoover building to a company willing to build the project.

Critics have questioned the swap idea because of the likelihood that it won’t preclude the need for congressional appropriations, since the Hoover Building is probably not worth the $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion that a new campus could cost.

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