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Gov. Hogan Missing in Action while New FBI Building Project Languishes

Jul 14, 2017

Annapolis, Md. – Where was Republican Governor Larry Hogan when the Trump administration recklessly cancelled the consolidated FBI headquarters relocation project, which would have potentially created economic development for Maryland?

“Instead of pointing fingers and dishing blame, Governor Hogan should be talking to the Trump Administration and his friends in Congress – who have stonewalled the process – to persuade them to move the project forward,” said Maryland Democratic Party chair Kathleen Matthews.

The Maryland Congressional Delegation has been working tirelessly for many years to bring the fully consolidated FBI headquarters project to Maryland, with the help of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, and previous Republican and Democratic Governors.

In contrast, congressional Republicans have been consistently reluctant to fund this project, which puts the safety and security of our nation at risk. President Trump failed to allocate any money for the project in his Fiscal Year 2018 budget request, and House Republicans worked to rescind $200 million in funds for the project.

“Instead of playing the political blame game, Governor Hogan should take a closer look at what he and the State of Maryland can do to partner with the federal delegation to reboot this project,” added Matthews. “I’m confident the Congressional Delegation will explore every avenue to immediately restart the process and ensure tax dollars already allocated for the new headquarters are not used for other purposes.”