Seashore Commission Legislation Pending


WASHINGTON – Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren have reintroduced legislation to reauthorize the Cape Cod National Seashore Commission until 2019. The enabling legislation for the Commission expired in September of last year.

The Commission is made up of representatives from the six towns connected to the park along with representatives from Barnstable County and the state to provide input to the Secretary of the Interior with regard to matters related to the Seashore.

“National parks are known as one of America’s best ideas,” said Senator Markey. “I will continue to fight so that the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission can continue as it has been to inspire the millions of visitors it welcomes every year.”

 “The Cape Cod National Seashore is one of the most beautiful and cherished natural wonders in the United States,” said Senator Warren. “This legislation will help keep it pristine for generations to come.”

Senators Markey and Warren’s legislation is a companion bill to Representative William Keating’s (MA-09) bill to extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission. Representative Keating’s identical bill from the 115th Congress passed the House of Representatives on September 26, 2018.


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