Annapolis, MD – Governor Larry Hogan has once again failed the people of Maryland by not making the case for a consolidated FBI headquarters which would have brought 11,000 jobs to Maryland.
Democrats in Maryland’s congressional delegation have been working for years to bring the FBI’s new headquarters to Maryland, but last year, the Trump administration abruptly halted the plans. Today, the Trump administration announced that it was cancelling the consolidation project, and will rebuild at the FBI’s current headquarters in Washington instead.
“I am sure our congressional delegation will continue doing all they can to deliver this project to Maryland, but they can’t do it alone,” said Maryland Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Matthews. “Why wasn’t Governor Hogan able to leverage his relationship with his Republican allies in Congress and in the Trump administration to bring 11,000 jobs to Maryland? It’s becoming abundantly clear that Hogan is a subpar dealmaker who can’t get the job done when faced with competition.”
Last month, Hogan become the first Maryland governor in decades to lose a Fortune 500 company to another state after Discovery announced that it will be moving to New York in 2019. Last year, Facebook, Nestle, and Boeing chose to invest in Virginia instead of Maryland.