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New FBI Headquarters Faces Prospect of Indefinite Delay

The years-long effort to build a new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation faces fresh uncertainty as supporters in Congress scramble to secure more than a billion dollars of funding by next month to keep the massive project on track.

A vague, three-sentence statement released this month by the agency overseeing the $2 billion development — as well as silence from President Donald Trump, a former real estate developer — has shifted the discussion from whether the headquarters will be built in Maryland or Virginia to whether its progress will be delayed indefinitely.

At stake is a project that could have enormous economic impact on Prince George’s County and the state, assuming it is built in Maryland. With 11,000 employees, the FBI would become one of the state’s largest employers.

Read the full article from The Baltimore Sun.


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