Senate panel OK’s GSA wish list for new leases, building improvements

A Senate panel is ready to let the General Services Administration move forward with potential new federal government leases and capital investments, a fresh sign that relations are thawing between the two despite lingering concerns over Trump administration policies and issues.

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works approved a package of 19 resolutions for lease prospectuses and capital projects, which still need to be approved by the committee’s counterpart in the House before the GSA can move forward with them. They include projects for agencies from the Architect of the Capitol in D.C. to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in suburban Maryland.

Most of the resolutions were sent to Capitol Hill in October, a reasonably swift turn-around time given the committee had delayed action for months on on another batch of prospectuses.

One of the reasons for the earlier delay was the stalled search for a new FBI headquarters. Members of the committee, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland,…

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