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Congressman Bennie Thompson

Representing the District of Mississippi

Thompson Statement on Passing of the National Resources Management Act

February 27, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Representative Bennie G. Thompson released the following statement on passing of the National Resources Management Act

 

“This legislation is the largest public lands bill approved by Congress in more than a decade.  The House passed the bill Tuesday February 25,2019, 363-62, sending it to the White House for the President’s signature. The bill creates three new national monuments to be administered by the National Park Service and two others overseen by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, respectively. The new monuments are the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Mississippi; the Mill Springs and Camp Nelson national monuments in Kentucky; the former Saint Francis Dam site in Southern California; and the Jurassic National Monument in Utah.” 

 

“The importance of protecting the heritage and important artifacts for the enjoyment of all, and historical understanding, cannot be overstated.  As many members of communities, their existence contributes to local economies directly and indirectly.  I am honored that the legacy of an icon in American history, Medgar Wiley Evers will forever be preserved.   Mr. Evers was an inspiration to all Americans by dedicating his life to others and fighting against racism and discrimination.  As he said, ‘Freedom has never been free.’”

 

 

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