“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: Agriculture and Conservation; Energy (Chairperson); Appropriations II; Insurance; Committee of the Whole; Sub.on Ins.Madates & Special Issues; Subcommittee on Natural Resources (Sub-Chairperson); Executive Appointments.
Biography: Born June 25, 1960, in Moline; B.S. in political studies from University of Illinois, 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; has one son, Elliott.