The decision does not come wholly by surprise, of course. Many Republicans in Congress were already balking at the $2 billion cost of the project, and just two months ago, Congress shortchanged its funding by hundreds of millions of dollars, as the GSA noted. Adding a layer of complexity to the planned headquarters was the GSA's plan to sell the existing J. Edgar Hoover Building to developers, which was supposed to save the federal government money. What it succeeded in doing was to drag out the project which, in turn, has allowed President Donald Trump to kill it — despite the fact the federal government has already invested at least $390 million toward it. Nor is it clear whether the GSA's action will save the government any money.