The Trump administration's proposed spending plan for the coming fiscal year does not include any funding for the FBI's stalled headquarters project and comes short of what's needed for the Department of Homeland Security's consolidation at St. Elizabeths — two significant setbacks for the D.C. region.
The General Services Administration, overseeing both headquarters projects, would get $10.5 billion under the administration's 2018 budget. That includes $135 million for the DHS consolidation at the St. E's West campus in Southeast D.C. — short of the $267 million President Barack Obama included in his 2017 budget proposal, which did not become law.
The budget proposal released Tuesday, which follows a briefer blueprint President Donald Trump announced in March, was immediately met with harsh criticism from lawmakers, including Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., who called the proposal "dead on arrival." It remains to be seen whether Congress will step in to include additional financial aid for the FBI or DHS headquarters projects.