FBI director questions pick of Maryland site for FBI HQ, lawmakers react – By Lauren Taylor (Straight Arrow News) / Nov 10, 2023
There was celebration in Maryland on Friday, Nov. 10, as officials claim victory after the announcement that the new FBI headquarters is set to be constructed in Greenbelt, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. However, not everyone is celebrating the decision.
FBI Director Christopher Wray says Congress may review the matter, after he sent an internal memo to FBI employees criticizing the U.S. General Services Administration’s decision to construct the new FBI headquarters in Greenbelt, Maryland rather than Springfield, Virginia. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is responsible for overseeing the federal government’s real estate portfolio.
Congress directed the GSA to choose from one of three sites to host the new FBI headquarters: Greenbelt, Maryland; Landover, Maryland; and Springfield, Virginia.