CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
The House is scheduled to consider H.Res. 421 on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.Res. 421 was introduced on May 7, 2009, by Rep. David Roe (R-TN) and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which took no official action.
H.Res. 421 would express the sense that the House of Representatives:
According to the resolution's findings, in the 1920s, the States of North Carolina and Tennessee began to investigate the establishment of a National Park in the southern part of the Appalachians. The two States, along with the Laura Spellman Rockefeller Memorial Fund, purchased over 400,000 acres of private land over the span of almost two decades to establish the park. On June 15, 1934, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was created by Congress. The park now covers approximately 521,000 acres.