August 2, 2010
Knowing of your interest in H.R. 5110, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act, I write to provide you with a legislative update.
Earlier this year, I introduced H.R. 5110 to protect a historically and economically valuable attraction in Pinal County. Following a hearing by the Subcommittee on National Parks, the House Committee on Natural Resources voted to move the bill forward to the floor of the House of Representatives. The Committee incorporated two amendments — making technical changes and allowing the National Park Service to do a 3-year study in the area — into the bill without opposition.
I will continue to reach out and across the aisle to encourage my colleagues to join me in voting to protect and expand the economic opportunities around the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. After months of hard work, we are even closer to getting a good bill signed into law that will preserve area history and ensure continued tourism to the Casa Grande and surrounding communities. Thank you for your input and assistance throughout this process. Please do not hesitate to contact my office at (520) 836-3226 if you have any questions or concerns.
Member of Congress
More information about efforts to expand the boundaries of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument may be found here.