Quigley Statement on Inclusion of FBI Building Funding in Republican Coronavirus Package
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Services & General Government, released the following statement after Senate Republicans included $1.75 billion for the reconstruction of FBI headquarters in their coronavirus relief proposal:
“As Chair of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, it’s been clear for years that the FBI needs a new headquarters in a new location. The Hoover Building is falling apart and simply cannot support the security needs of the Bureau.
“President Trump’s only motivation for blocking a new location for the FBI headquarters building is to protect his own financial interests. He is once again attempting to use his office to benefit his family and himself. The new building should be funded through the normal appropriations process, not in a package intended to combat this pandemic and rescue our economy.”