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house Bill H.R. 494

Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act

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Title

Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act

Official Title

To expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.

Summary

Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act (Sec. 2) This bill expands the boundary of the Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island, Georgia, and increases the maximum number of acres that may be included in the monument from 250 to 305 acres. The Department of the Interior may acquire, by donation or purchase, the land and interests within the monument only from willing sellers. Interior may not acquire land or interests by condemnation or eminent domain.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed February 6th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedJanuary 12th, 2017

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    I'm always in favor of increasing our public lands.
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    I will always vote yes for the increase of public lands.
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    I am for adding public land but the "and other purposes" is deliberately added to validate selling, drilling, etc.
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    I am always for increasing wildlife safe haven lands and protection of any wildlife or wilderness habitat!
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    I support increasing the size of our public lands.
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    Protect our cultural heritage!
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    I support increasing the size of our public lands.
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    I support increasing the size of our public lands.
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    I am in favor of expanding the boundary of this national monument.
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    Need to protect more land
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    Expanding sounds like an excellent idea
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    What an excellent addition to the national monuments! Yes. Let's do this. I look forward to visiting this area someday.
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    Ethics over greed every time - every vote please!
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    I have voted yay on numerous bills this week pertaining to land expansion, national parks/monuments and the conservation there of. I would just like to express a slight hesitation. With a number of these land expansion bills being presented in the house, which are sponsored by republicans, and expected to pass a majority republican congress, I am a bit skeptical of their validity. I have never been one to stereotype something with a democrat or republican label, but after the 8 long and tumultuous years of the Obama era republican blockade and this new joke of a congress that you have become under this wannabe dictator guy, I have this innate fear that this is all a rouse. A cleverly presented, double-spoken way to thieve more land for you to sell to the highest campaign contributor. Maybe it's time for you to think about improving your image? As of right now, I would say it lands somewhere near... that long table of evil henchman from some Hollywood 'good vs. evil' movie, drooling and frothing over their new super-villain leader who has just devised the perfect plan to take over the world just to burn it all to the ground. The wide eyed, crazed, ghoulish thugs who would do anything & everything just to be praised (or just... not get murdered) by the mad monster at the head of the table. You guys should definitely work on that.
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    I am in support of expanding land used for parks and wildlife.
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    St. Simon island is beautiful and enriches the lives of many through its conservation efforts.
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    Yes
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