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July 12, 2017

Feds scrap plan for $1.4B new FBI headquarters

  • The hulking J. Edgar Hoover building overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue has long been the government building everyone loves to hate.
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The nation's top law enforcement agency will continue operating out of its deteriorating downtown Washington headquarters for the foreseeable future after the federal government announced Tuesday it had scrapped a decade-long plan to look for a new building in Maryland or Virginia.

    The General Services Administration, which oversees federal office space, said it does not have enough money to move forward on a new location. The Obama administration had sought $1.4 billion for the project, but Congress left it underfunded by about $882 million.

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