Bishop bill would restrict national monument creation
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"If it’s going to apply and be used as a weapon against the private use and control of property, certainly the president should do no less [than required in the proposal]," Ivory said.
"It’s definitely a step in the right direction to add some openness and transparency and have some debate on the issue."
House passage of Bishop’s bill is likely — Republicans hold 233 seats, Democrats have 199.
But in the Senate, where Democrats are the majority, the legislation may well never get to a vote.
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