COUNCIL CHAIR CALVIN S. HAWKINS, II, EXPRESSES APPRECIATION FOR STRONG CAPITOL HILL SUPPORT FOR RELOCATION OF NEW FBI HEADQUARTERS TO PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
Federal Delegation Announces Major Step Forward for New, Consolidated FBI Headquarters in Omnibus FY 2022 Funding Package
The Prince George’s County Council is deeply grateful for the leadership of U.S. Congress Members representing the state of Maryland and their strong and steadfast advocacy for relocation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters to Prince George’s County. Two of the three relocation sites under consideration, Landover, and the Greenbelt Metro in the City of Greenbelt, are in Prince George’s County.
On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04) secured the inclusion of language to advance the process for a new, consolidated FBI headquarters in the Omnibus FY2022 funding package signed into law this week by President Biden.
The language focuses the site selection process to the three sites previously identified after an exhaustive process by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the FBI during the Obama Administration – Greenbelt, Landover, and Springfield – and requires the GSA to choose among them as expeditiously as possible. After the site is selected, GSA would have 180 days to send a report to Congress that would allow Congress to authorize the construction of the FBI facilities at the site.
We thank our federal partners for continuing to work together to welcome the FBI headquarters to a new home and expand economic opportunity in Prince George’s County.