Maryland Congressional Representatives Push For New FBI HQ

The FBI's current headquarters, the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, D.C.

The FBI’s current headquarters, the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, D.C.

Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski, as well as Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-5) and Donna Edwards (D-4), are hoping the Federal Bureau of Investigation will open its new headquarters in Greenbelt.

“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,” a statement from the legislators said. “This project will bring thousands of jobs to the county, boost our local economy and generate additional revenues for our community.”

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker sent a proposal to the U.S. General Services Administration on Dec. 17 for the site, which is a leading candidate for the new FBI headquarters.

Earlier in 2013, the entire Maryland delegation, which also includes Reps. Elijah Cummings, Chris Van Hollen, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Andy Harris and John Delaney, sent a letter to the heads of the FBI and GSA in support of a site in Prince George’s County. They noted that Maryland has the highest percentage of FBI employees of any jurisdiction at 43 percent.

Marc Shapiro is a JT staff reporter — mshapiro@jewishtimes.com

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