A Democratic congressman from Virginia is questioning the ethics of having a company with ties to President Donald J. Trump as a leading competitor to build a proposed new headquarters for the FBI — a $2 billion project Maryland officials hope will be built in Prince George's County.
The General Services Administration released a long anticipated list of sites on Tuesday it said could accommodate the FBI's requirements for a new home to replace the 39-year-old J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington. Two of the properties are in Maryland — one in Greenbelt, the other in Landover — and a third is in Springfield, Va.
WASHINGTON ¿ The General Services Administration is considering three sites ¿ including two in Maryland ¿ as viable options for a new headquarters building for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a long awaited short list of potential properties released Tuesday.
A push by congressional Republicans Friday to increase pressure on the Obama White House over the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi has put Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings back on the job as one of the administration's leading defenders.
Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to thousands of federal employees in Maryland.
By By John Fritze and Lisa Mascaro and The Baltimore Sun
Lawmakers from Virginia pressed a House subcommittee on Wednesday to forgo a requirement included in a Senate resolution they said unfairly advantages Maryland as the two states compete to land a possible new FBI headquarters.