A short-term government funding bill approved late Friday by the Senate includes $255 million for the proposed new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski said.
Making her final remarks on the Senate floor before her retirement in January, the Maryland Democrat called the money "a down payment on the new, much needed FBI facility."
The Obama administration is considering two potential sites for the project in Maryland, and one in Virginia. The two states are competing for the development -- and the 11,000 jobs that come with it.
The funding has been a priority for Mikulski's final months in office. The top Democrat on...