WASHINGTON – A House transportation subcommittee has authorized funds for a new Secret Service facility to be built on the agency’s training campus in Beltsville, Md.
The administrative building, which would be built at the James J. Rowley Training Center, is projected to cost $2.4 million and to be completed in 1997.
Rick Barnett, a spokesman for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said the funds approved Thursday are part of the $219 million authorized for General Services Administration constructions around the country.
The two-story structure is expected to be more than 16,000 square feet with surface parking. It would serve as a visitor reception center and provide space for 50 employees.
The building would house management offices for the special training programs held at the 493-acre Rowley campus, which include counter sniper, emergency response and canine training. Barnett said the full committee will vote on the funds next month. No date has been set yet. -30-