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The Manhattan Project Park bill may be back in play in Congress this year.
The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness added the amendment to the House FY15 National Defense Authorization Act on April 30.
According to a release from the Atomic Heritage Foundation, the full House will probably consider the NDAA during the week of May 19. The Senate is expected to consider the NDAA in the fall, probably after the Congressional elections.
“AHF will continue to work in collaboration with our partners in the local communities, the National Parks Conservation Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, TRIDEC, and the Energy Communities Alliance to see the bill passed and the park established. We are grateful for the leadership of Representative Doc Hastings for spearheading the effort to pass the bill in the House and to Chairman Buck McKeon and the Armed Services Committee for agreeing to include the bill in the House NDAA,” the press release said.
Hopes that the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act would become law last year were dashed when the U.S. Senate rejected a House of Representatives amendment attaching the bill to the National Defense Authorization Act.