Two Prince George’s County sites – Greenbelt and Landover – were previously two of three finalist locations for new consolidated headquarters
Upper Marlboro, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, released this statement following the news of the coordinated effort of Maryland’s House of Representatives Congressional Delegation to pressure the General Services Administration to put the FBI consolidated headquarters proposal back on track to go to either a Maryland or Virginia location.
“I am impressed with the great teamwork that our Maryland Congressional leaders have demonstrated in working together to get the FBI project back on track. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, working in collaboration with Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Anthony Brown, pushed language that resulted in the House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill for FY19 denying funding for a new FBI facility at the old J. Edgar Hoover site.
Most importantly, this effort could result in a revival of plans to locate the FBI headquarters at one of the three sites that had been designated after a five year federal procurement, before being suddenly abandoned by the GSA and FBI without any logical rationale this February. Our two Prince George’s County’s sites – in Greenbelt and Landover – meet all of the requirements of the FBI for a state of the art, high security, consolidated, Metro accessible location.
The U.S. taxpayers, and specifically the hard working men and women of the FBI, are foremost in our thoughts to get the FBI headquarters effort underway again. The poorly thought out and unexplained GSA decision to first cancel the procurement and then locate the new FBI at a site it had previously called the most expensive, least secure, location must be reversed.”