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Md. Lawmakers Push for New FBI Home in Prince George's County


WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Representatives Steny Hoyer and Donna Edwards (all D-Md.) are urging Greenbelt, Md. be considered as possible new location for FBI headquarters.

On Tuesday Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker submitted a proposal for the Greenbelt area to be the new home for the FBI, according to Sen. Mikulski. All the congressmen support that proposal.

"We stand firmly behind Prince George's County as the right choice for the new headquarters of the FBI and support County Executive Baker's proposal for the Greenbelt site. Prince George's County has the ability to donate, at no cost to the federal government, the proposed location that meets the size requirements and is located directly adjacent to a Metro station," Team Maryland said.

"An honest analysis of the cost of operations, security, convenience of location for staff, transportation options, and the promotion of regional equity in federal facility distribution should make the proposed Greenbelt, Maryland site the choice location for FBI. This project would bring thousands of jobs to the County, boost our local economy and generate additional revenues for our community. As the General Services Administration (GSA) continues to move forward with the process of selecting a site, we will be working closely together to advocate for bringing this project, and the new economic opportunities that will accompany it, to Prince George's County."  

Earlier this year, Senators Mikulski and Cardin alongside the entire Maryland Congressional delegation sent a letter to the heads of the FBI and GSA supporting a site in Prince George's County as the future home of the FBI, according to Sen. Mikulski. Their letter notes a Maryland state report that found 43 percent of FBI employees call Maryland home, more than any other jurisdiction.

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