Gosar Defeats Grijalva, House Keeps Provision Blocking Arizona Land Grab

Gosar Defeats Grijalva, House Keeps Provision Blocking Arizona Land Grab
(Arizona Daily Independent, 7/14)

β€œOn Wednesday the House Defeated an amendment by Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva that would have removed a provision sponsored by Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar included in the Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act which prohibits funds from being used to make a presidential declaration of a national monument under the Antiquities Act where there is significant local opposition. On June 15, 2016, the House Appropriations Committee passes the Gosar-Stewart amendment that blocks the proposed Grand Canyon Watershed and Sedona National Monuments. Additionally, the amendment prohibited the president from designating new national monuments under the Antiquities Act in other counties where there is significant local opposition and was successfully included in the Interior and Environment Appropriations Act for Fiscal year 2017. The amendment passed the full Appropriations Committee 27-22.”

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Jeff Small