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Wes Moore says winning FBI HQ for majority-Black county is personal

Mar 08, 2023

Gov. Wes Moore on Wednesday joined Maryland’s political heavy-hitters who have lobbied for more than a decade to land the new FBI headquarters in majority-Black Prince George’s County, emphasizing equity and a need for President Biden to deliver on promises to invest in historically underfunded communities.

Moore (D) traveled to Washington to help the Maryland delegation make a closing argument to the federal government on an issue he says he “takes personally.”

Moore, the only sitting Black governor of a U.S. state, outlined his position alongside Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller (D), Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) and others, just steps away from the U.S. General Services Administration building and behind a dais emblazoned with “Build the bureau in Maryland.”

Moore, a rising star in the Democratic Party who has appeared alongside Biden three times in his seven weeks in office, opened Maryland’s closed-door pitch Wednesday to the General Services Administration.

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