A common thread that unites all of us in Congress is the desire to bring job growth and development to our districts. In the fight
to uplift our communities, I believe we should be exploring all avenues of potential growth. Our country should be proud of our capital city, and the role it plays in running the federal government. However, the Founding Fathers could not have envisioned the
size of our current federal government system, where more than 300,000 federal employees work in the Washington DC metropolitan area in 190 federally-owned buildings and 500 leased buildings. The days in which federal agencies needed to be centrally located
are long gone. Modern technology allows agencies to carry out their missions remotely just as effectively as they do from Washington D.C.