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Delaney Blasts Trump Over FBI HQ

July 12th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The U.S. General Services Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigations announced their decision to cancel the procurement for the FBI headquarters project. President Trump’s budget request released earlier did not support a new FBI headquarters. The Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Funding Bill included a commitment from Congress to fund the remainder of the project.

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) releases the following statement:

“America needs a FBI that can operate efficiently and effectively and it is in the national interest that the FBI has a new consolidated headquarters. This is a rash, rushed and wrong decision that’s bad for the country. Yes, this is terrible news for Maryland and the region, but the American people should know how illogical and self-defeating this is. National security, law enforcement and crime prevention are core functions of government and this move makes no sense in that context. The problems at the Hoover Building are well-documented and they are hindering the Bureau’s ability to function. I don’t understand how the Trump Administration can cite budget issues with a straight face, when they haven’t supported a new headquarters and Congress is working through the appropriations process as we speak. Moreover, this decision means that significant time and money at the federal, state and local level will have been wasted, this is another example of the Trump Administration hypocritically taking very fiscally-irresponsible actions while spouting rhetoric about belt-tightening.”

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