H. Rept. 115-1040 1 (2018-11-20)

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                   115TH CONGRESS                                      REPORT
                      2d Session    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1         115-1040





                           PRESERVING AMERICNS BATTLEFIELDS ACT


                     NOVEMBER 20, 2018.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the
                                  State of the Union and ordered to be printed


                     Mr. BISHOP of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources,
                                        submitted the following

                                           REPORT

                                         [To accompany H.R. 6108]

                             [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
                     The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred the
                   bill (H.R. 6108) to provide for partnerships among State and local
                   governments, regional entities, and the private sector to preserve,
                   conserve, and enhance the visitor experience at nationally signifi-
                   cant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 1812, and
                   Civil War, and for other purposes, having considered the same, re-
                   port favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that
                   the bill do pass.
                                         PURPOSE OF THE BILL
                     The purpose of H.R. 6108 is to provide for partnerships among
                   State and local governments, regional entities, and the private sec-
                   tor to preserve, conserve, and enhance the visitor experience at na-
                   tionally significant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of
                   1812, and Civil War.
                               BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION
                     The American Battlefield Protection Program was created by the
                   Secretary of the Interior in 1991 to promote the preservation of sig-
                   nificant historic American battlefields, and was officially author-
                   ized by Congress in 1996.1 The program focuses on land use, cul-
                   tural resources and site management planning, and public edu-
                   cation by providing professional consultation to individuals, groups,
                     'National Park Service. About Us. American Battlefield Protection Program. https://
                   www.nps.gov/abpp/aboutus.htm.
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