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Tipton: Yucca House National Monument Expansion One Step Closer to Passing the House

September 25, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources unanimously passed Representative Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) bill, the Yucca House National Monument Boundary Revision Act (H.R. 1492).

“The Yucca House National Monument is one of the most culturally significant archaeological sites in southwest Colorado and an important part of the region’s identity,” said Tipton. “I applaud the Committee members for their bipartisan support to increase access to this important national monument. Today’s unanimous vote makes this bill one step closer to receiving a vote on the House floor, and I look forward to advocating for this bill as it continues through the legislative process.”

Tipton introduced H.R. 1492 in March of 2019. The bill would allow for an adjacent private land donation, expanding the current size of the monument by 160 acres.

Text of Tipton’s legislation can be found here.