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GERALD B. SOLOMON
MEMBER OF CONGRESS

ROOM 2265 RAYBURN BUILDING
WASHINGTON, DC 20515-3222


MEMBER
HOUSE TASK FORCE ON AMERICAN
PRISONERS OF WAR AND MISSING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Congress of the United States - House of Representatives

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HOUSE TASK FORCE ON
CHILD CARE, DRUGS
EDUCATION AND THE ELDERLY

DEPUTY FLOOR WHIP 

September 19, 1994

OPPOSE ANOTHER FEDERAL LAND GRAB!

VOTE "NO" ON
THE AMERICAN HERITAGE AREAS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

Dear Colleague:

I urge you to defend property rights and strongly oppose the American Heritage Area Participation Program when it comes before the House on the Suspension Calendar this Tuesday!!! The environmentalists advocating this bill have FEDERAL LAND USE CONTROL as their primary objective.

The bill wastes tax dollars that could be more appropriately spent on maintaining our national parks. Funding under the bill has increased 350% since the bill was originally introduced. It contains no mechanism for holding accountable the non-profit organizations which will receive the money and make decisions affecting the heritage areas.

WHY SPEND $35 MILLION ON NON-FEDERAL HERITAGE AREAS
WHEN OUR NATIONAL PARKS DESPERATELY NEED FUNDS FOR
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR?

Property rights defenders have legitimate concerns about the provision in the bill requiring localities to obtain approval by the Secretary of the Interior for land use plans. Secretary Babbitt has made it clear that funding for heritage areas will be conditioned on adoption of land use regulations acceptable to the federal government!!! The bill also gives the Department of the Interior oversight over all activities of other Federal agencies within heritage areas, including Defense Department installations.

Again, I ask you to defend property rights and oppose this bill.

Sincerely

Gerald B. Solomon

GERALD B. SOLOMON
Member of Congress

 

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