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Cardin, EPW Authorizes $759M Toward Full FBI Headquarters Consolidation

May 18th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) voted today with his colleagues on the Environment and Public Works Committee to approve a resolution that authorizes $759 million in Fiscal Year 2017, as requested by President Obama, for construction of a fully consolidated Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) headquarters. Senator Cardin praised the bipartisan action, which he fought to ensure kept a level playing field between the three remaining locations for the new FBI.

“The FBI urgently needs a new home to consolidate employees who are scattered around the National Capital Region. Bipartisan action by the EPW Committee Wednesday is a major step forward in this process that is so important to our national security, the FBI and its 17,300 headquarters employees. Full consolidation of its headquarters is paramount to the FBI and this project, along with greater security, functionality and convenience. With these needs at the forefront, the Senate continues its work to keep the competition fair and transparent,” Senator Cardin, a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, said after the vote.

“At every stage in this process, I am more encouraged that Prince George’s County absolutely is positioned best to meet all of the needs of the FBI,” Senator Cardin added.


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