Smith Introduces Bill to Reclassify Homestead National Monument as National Historical Park

Oct 11, 2018 Issues: Economy, Rural Development

Washington, D.C. Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) has introduced H.R. 7033 to reclassify and rename Homestead National Monument in Gage County, Nebraska as a National Historical Park.

“Homestead National Monument commemorates the Homestead Act of 1862 which was instrumental in bringing settlers to the Midwest and forming the state of Nebraska. The purpose of this bill is to ensure the cultural and historical value of this site is properly recognized in order to maximize its benefits to education, tourism, and economic development. I thank the members of the local community who brought this to my attention and look forward to continuing to work with them going forward.”

To read H.R. 7033, click here