Thursday, October 13, 2011
Breaking News: Bills Introduced In House & Senate For A New Park
A bill was also introduced in the House of Representatives on October 13. U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI), along with co-sponsors Richard E. Neal (D-MA), James McGovern (D-MA), and James Langevin (D-RI), introduced legislation to create the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.
"I am proud to introduce legislation that will create a new national park unit within the Blackstone River Valley, ensuring the protection and promotion of this vital historical, environmental, and educational resource – all while helping to promote our local economies,” said Rep. Cicilline.
A copy of the press release from Senator Reed's office may be found here. A copy of the release from Representative Cicilline's office may be found here.