“I agree with the Obama administration,” Jacobs said. “This is a hard time in
President Obama stated shortly after his inauguration that he had plans of closing the facility at
“It is important to clear up rumors and misconceptions,” Jacobs said. “No detainees transferred from
“I want to thank President Obama and his administration for considering our
Years served: 2005 - Present (Senate)
Committee assignments: Committee of the Whole; Insurance; Appropriations I; Revenue; Telecommunications & Technology (Vice-Chairperson); Energy (Chairperson); Revenue Subcomm. on Special Issues; Subcommittee on Insurance Mandates.
Biography: Appointed to Senate on February 9, 2005; born June 25, 1960, in Moline, Illinois; B.S. in political studies from University of Illinois at Springfield; M.S., political science, University of West Florida; former Downstate Liaison to Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White; fourth generation family member to serve in the Illinois General Assembly; married (wife, Beth Wendt), has one son, Elliott.