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GSA to Get $200M Funding Increase Under Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal 2018 would raise the General Services Administration’s discretionary spending authority to $500 million, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday.

Daniel J. Sernovitz writes the figure represents a $200 million increase from GSA’s current budget authority and is up from the Obama administration’s $361 million budget proposal.

The White House’s FY 2018 budget request fails to include details on the amount of funds GSA is authorized to use under the Federal Buildings Fund as well as information on the FBI headquarters construction project and the Department of Homeland Security’s consolidation program at St. Elizabeth’s west campus in Washington, Sernovitz noted.

The proposed increase in GSA’s discretionary spending authority comes a week after the agency postponed the announcement of its selected site for the new FBI HQ, citing the need for congressional appropriations.

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