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Land-mark Legislation Passes the House

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Washington, February 28, 2019 | Maura Gillespie (2202253635) | comments
This week, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) joined his colleagues in voting for the passage of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act.
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Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) joined his colleagues in voting for the passage of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, which was agreed to by the Senate earlier this month. The landmark lands package legislation passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support and now awaits signature from the President. 

The bill includes over 120 measures to protect millions of acres of public lands, increase access to federal lands, and return control to local entities. One of the measures included in S. 47 was Congressman Kinzinger’s bill, H.R. 314, the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area Amendment Act, which adds Livingston County, Jonesboro, and Freeport to the Lincoln National Heritage Area.

After final passage, Congressman Kinzinger released this statement:

“With strong bipartisan support, Congress just sent a terrific bill to the President’s desk that will permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This is great news because the measure includes provisions that protect millions of acres of wilderness, expand our Lincoln National Heritage Area, and allows for greater outdoor recreation. I’m deeply proud to be part of this critical legislation because it creates new programs to grow our outdoor recreation economy and recognizes the importance of preserving America the Beautiful for generations to come.”

To learn more about the sites and locations that celebrate the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln here in Illinois’ 16th Congressional District, please visit the Congressman’s website, which features a new webpage showcasing the 16th President in the 16th District.

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