Congressional Members Support Injunction to Stop Sale of Seattle Archives Facility
March 16, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, 25 Senators from the Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and Idaho congressional delegations - led by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) - signed onto a letter supporting a halt to the sale of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) facility in Seattle.
The letter, sent to the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), came at the heels of a district court's decision to temporarily block the sale.
In October 2020, the Public Building Reform Board (PBRB) decided that it would sell the Archives building in Seattle early this year as part of a bundled sale along with 11 other federal properties around the country, though the federal government did not inform any stakeholders of this decision.