"House Panel Approves Bill To Overhaul Presidential Monuments Power"

"A House panel on Wednesday approved a bill to reform a key federal conservation law, setting up a floor fight over the future of the president’s power to declare national monuments.

The House Natural Resources Committee approved the bill from Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) to overhaul the century-old Antiquities Act in a 23-17 vote, sending it to the floor for consideration.

The bill would set new limits on the president’s ability to unilaterally preserve federal land and calls for more public input on potential new monument designations."

Devin Henry reports for The HIll October 11, 2017.


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Source: The Hill, 10/12/2017