The Associated Press
Created: December 12, 2019 06:26 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A national monument in southern New Mexico is one step closer to being re-designated as a national park.
The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a defense spending measure that includes language to boost the classification of White Sands National Monument.
Aside from the name change, the bill would clear the way for a land swap between the National Park Service and the U.S. Army.
President Donald Trump has said he'll sign the measure, which is expected to pass the Senate.
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