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MD Senator Secures Funding for New FBI Building

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski has secured $390 million for a new FBI headquarters as part of the spending agreement negotiated in Congress.

The language was not in the initial Congressional spending bills, but was added some time before the agreement Tuesday.

The agency is in the initial stages of relocating from an aging downtown Washington building to a new suburban campus. Three potential sites have been chosen after a search - two in Maryland and one in Virginia.

Mikulski, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, has been pushing to have Prince George's County land the headquarters and the 11,000 workers it would hold.

State officials have promised to invest millions in road improvements to bring the FBI to Greenbelt or Landover, rather than to Springfield, Virginia.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.