Sen. Tom Cotton on expanding the Central High School Historic Site

Tom Cotton

Editor’s note: Several senators have introduced a bill to extend the boundary of Little Rock’s Central High School Historical Site to include nearby homes. The full text of Senator Cotton’s introduction appears after the jump.

September will mark the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine, the nine African-American students who enrolled in the then-all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Ask anyone who lived through the crisis, and they will tell you they remember it vividly. Continue reading Sen. Tom Cotton on expanding the Central High School Historic Site

Rep. Doug LaMalfa: Obama Placed More Acreage under Monuments Than All Presidents Combined

Doug LaMalfa

This week in the Natural Resources Committee, we conducted an important hearing and review on the Antiquities Act. This is the process for which these days the President unilaterally can declare national monuments, thereby placing acres that are deemed to be preserved into a monument, which then cannot be touched by human hands as it is interpreted and enforced these days. Under President Obama, twice as many acres were placed into that type of monument status as all other Presidents combined over the history of the country.

—Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R–CA)

Antiquities Act, House Floor, May 3, 2017

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