February 13 // Trump administration proposes keeping FBI headquarters in D.C. instead of moving to Md. or Va.

The Trump administration said Monday it plans to pull away from a proposal to build a new headquarters for the FBI in suburban Washington, dashing hopes that the project would be built in Maryland following years of planning and lobbying by state officials. In a report due that was due months ago to the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, the General Services Administration said its new approach — rebuilding the agency’s current headquarters in downtown Washington — would provide the FBI with a building “capable of supporting national security … while providing a good deal for the taxpayer.” (Balt. Sun)

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