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Blunt Commends Senate Passage of Natural Resources Management Act

February 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) voted in favor of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), which passed the Senate by a vote of 92-8. The bill includes provisions to improve the visitor experience at the Harry S Truman National Historic Site and the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Park, which will be established later this year. In addition, the bill will expand hunting and fishing access, protect natural resources, and improve public lands.

“Missouri is home to some of our nation’s most unique and significant lands, parks, and historic sites,” said Blunt. “The bill includes provisions that will allow the Park Service to enhance opportunities for visitors to learn more about President Harry Truman’s life in Independence, and French colonial life in Ste. Genevieve. It also includes provisions that are important to Missouri’s 1.2 million hunters and fishermen, who spend $1.67 billion annually and support nearly 29,000 jobs in our state. I’ll continue supporting the National Park Service’s important work to manage and preserve public lands and historical sites in Missouri and across the nation.”

The bill authorizes the National Park Service (NPS) to acquire land for a modern visitor center space at the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Park. In March 2018, Blunt’s legislation to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Park and designate it as a unit of the NPS was signed into law.

The bill also includes a provision that allows the NPS to acquire land that will serve as the site of a new visitor center at the Harry S Truman National Historic Site.

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