By Steve Neavling
If you’re wondering whether the FBI’s new headquarters will ever be built, you could be forgiven.
For years, federal officials have been planning to build a new headquarters in Maryland or Virginia. But every year passes without funding.
Now Congress is scrambling to secure more than a billion dollars by next month to proceed with the project, the Baltimore Sun reports.
“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,” the Baltimore Sun wrote.
To keep the project going, Congress must secure $1.4 billion for the building by April 28, when current spending authority expires.