The General Services Administration (GSA) has put the selection of a new FBI headquarters on hold pending congressional appropriations, throwing into question the fate of the agency’s protracted search for a new home.
In a statement, the federal government’s real estate arm said it has worked diligently with the FBI since it first postponed the announcement in the fall but that “appropriations are necessary in order for us to make an announcement and move forward with the next critical steps under the [environmental impact study] process and ultimately make an award.”
Sites in Greenbelt, Landover and Springfield are in the running for the new agency headquarters.
It’s unclear whether current events, including the change in presidential administrations to a commander in chief with a real estate background or the recent turnover at the GSA’s Public Buildings Service contributed to Friday’s announcement.
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