CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider S. 925, the Mt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act of 2011, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for approval. The bill was introduced on May 9, 2011, by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and referred to the Energy and Natural Resources. The bill was approved in the Senate by unanimous consent on October 18, 2011.
S. 925 would designate a currently unnamed mountain in Yosemite National Park as “Mt. Andrea Lawrence.” The mountain is located 0.6 miles northeast of Donahue Peak on the northern border of the Ansel Adams Wilderness and Yosemite National Park in California, and is currently designated as “Peak 12,240.”
According to findings contained in the legislation, Andrea Lawrence was a successful Olympic skier and 16-year member of the Mono County Board of Supervisors and founder of the Andrea Lawrence Institute for Mountains and Rivers. She was a supporter of the work of the Inyo National Forest and Yosemite National Park. Ms. Lawrence passed away in 2009 at the age of 76. The management of the proposed Mt. Andrea Lawrence is currently shared between the Inyo National Forest and Yosemite National Park.
CBO estimates that the bill “would have no significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect direct spending or revenues.”