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House votes to limit president on public monuments

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has approved a Republican bill to limit the president’s ability to designate new national monuments, a step President Barack Obama and other presidents have taken to protect historic or ecologically significant sites.

The bill, sponsored by Utah Rep. Rob Bishop, would require an environmental review – including a public hearing – before designation of monuments larger than 5,000 acres. Only one monument per state could be created in a president’s four-year term. The bill was approved Wednesday.

Bishop and other Republicans have complained that Obama has designated a half-dozen monuments in the past year without input from Congress.

Opponents said the bill was unnecessary, noting that presidents have had authority to create national monuments for more than a century.

The legislation is unlikely to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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