Biden’s New Budget Includes $3.5B for New FBI Headquarters And D.C. Office

The FBI’s current headquarters in Washington D.C., named after J. Edgar Hoover.

By Steve Neavling

The FBI’s new headquarters may soon be a reality. 

After many years of delays, President Biden’s new budget earmarks $3.5 billion for the new headquarters to be built in suburban Maryland. The spending plan also includes money for a new bureau office in D.C., Axios reports

The new headquarters in Greenbelt is expected to boost the local economy with 7,500 new employees. 

If all goes as planned, the new D.C. office would provide space for 750 to 1,000 FBI workers who “would support day-to-day FBI engagement with DOJ headquarters, the White House, Congress, and other partners,” according to the spending plan. 

In November, Biden’s General Services Administration officially chose Greenbelt over Springfield, Va. 

Maryland and Virginia were competing for the headquarters for years. 

The plan calls for building the new campus on an empty 61-acre plot outside the Greenbelt Metro station.

The budget is bad news for Virginia, which was urging the Biden administration to reconsider after it was discovered that a GSA committee unanimously recommended Springfield. Nevertheless, a GSA employee, Nina Albert, selected the Maryland site. 

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