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White Sands monument closer to gaining national park status

White Sands monument closer to gaining national park status

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.

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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.


(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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