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Lawmakers include FBI project in massive federal spending bill

Lawmakers include FBI project in massive federal spending bill

The $1.1 trillion budget bill that lawmakers are expected to approve this week includes hundreds of millions in new spending for Maryland — underscoring the influence Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is exerting in her final months in office.

The measure, unveiled by congressional leaders early Wednesday, includes $390 million for a new FBI headquarters that Maryland officials are trying to land for Prince George's County, billions more for medical research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda and a large increase for land conservation to help the Chesapeake Bay.

For Mikulski, the measure could be a last hurrah after nearly 30 years on the Senate Appropriations...

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