- EnactedJanuary 8th, 2018The President signed this bill into law
- The senate Passed December 21st, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- senate Committees
- The house Passed March 15th, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
National Parks, Forests, and Public LandsCommittee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedJanuary 4th, 2017
- house Committees
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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017
To redesignate the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.
(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on March 15, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill redesignates the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the state of Georgia as the "Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park." The bill replaces the current boundary map with a map of a proposed boundary revision dated June 2015.
We need to focus more on the important matters and less on things like this right now. It seems like wasted funds which just add up to large sums of taxpayer dollars. It'd be nice to do but let's focus on lowering our national debt and actually fulfilling government responsibilities.
I would love to see this happen. But I just voted nay on a similar bill naming federal buildings after someone because I feel there are other priorities for how we and our congresspeople should be spending time and money. I think MLK would want us to be focused more on the injustices that still plague our country rather than naming sites after him.
Without seeing the map hard to understand it's implications. Considering Mr. Lewis's history and representation of GA, I'd expect it to be within the parameters respecting and preserving the park in historical aspects that don't protect it as it is currently.