October 15, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Hoyer, Edwards, Baker Statement on Announcement that New FBI Headquarters will be Fully Consolidated

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, and Congresswoman Donna Edwards (all D-Md.), as well as Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, released the following statement after the General Service Administration (GSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced today that the new FBI headquarters will be fully consolidated. Two of the three potential sites for the new consolidated headquarters —Greenbelt and Landover— are located in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

“We are heartened by the explicit commitment made today by the FBI, GSA and OMB to a full consolidation of the FBI headquarters. The agencies also announced that President Obama would submit, as part of his FY2017 budget, a request for funding to make up the substantial difference between the cost of constructing a fully consolidated headquarters for the FBI and the market value of redeveloping the Hoover Building. We look forward to reviewing the details of such a proposal and to working with the administration during the authorization and appropriations processes. We also encourage GSA to stay close to their announced timeline and to keep Congress apprised of any adjustments as they arise. Prince George’s County is the best choice for the FBI, and we will continue to work together to bring this important economic development project to Prince George’s County.”

 

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