CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.R. 6278 is expected to be considered on the House floor on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) on September 29, 2010.
H.R. 6278 would allow Kingman and Heritage Islands to be used by the District of Columbia for educational, environmental, and recreational purposes.
The bill would be carried out in accordance with the Anacostia Waterfront Framework Plan and the Comprehensive Plan of D.C.—specific policy that provides guidance for overall planning and development in Washington D.C.
The bill would also mandate the land to be returned to the federal government if the District of Columbia uses the property for any reason other than educational, environmental, or recreational purposes.
There is currently no cost estimate provided for this bill.