Senator Warner met today with the entire NoVA congressional delegation to work on strategy to relocate the FBI Headquarters to Northern Virginia.
Despite individually representing different constituencies and potential FBI relocation sites, the bipartisan delegation vowed to work together to bring the FBI to Virginia.
“We feel very confident that as long as this decision is made on the merits, Virginia will be successful,” Senator Warner said today. The meeting included Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) as well as Gerry Connolly (D-11th), Representatives Jim Moran (D-8th), Rob Wittman (R-1st), and Frank Wolf (R-10th).
“The Commonwealth offers numerous benefits to FBI employees; a majority of FBI personnel reside in Virginia; the FBI Academy and the FBI Laboratory are located in Quantico; the Northern Virginia Resident Agency is located in Prince William County; and Winchester is the future home of the FBI’s Central Records Complex," the delegation said in a statement following the meeting. "Proximity to the National Counterterrorism Center and CIA provide opportunity for efficiency and agency coordination. Further, the Commonwealth has some of the best schools in the country, and is consistently ranked one of the best places to live, work, and raise a family in the nation."
“We believe the Commonwealth is an ideal location for the FBI and will continue working together to advocate for FBI relocation to Virginia.”