Monday, March 16, 2009

Rep. Bishop pushes bill to expand Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, in the House would expand the Jimmy Carter National Historic site in Plains, Ga.

The proposed improvements include the creation of a park campground, development of a multi-use trail and enhanced facilities for the maintenance and curatorial functions, according to a news release from Bishop’s office.

“Jimmy Carter possesses a level of commitment to his country and the cause of humanity that has only rarely been matched,” he said. “The Jimmy Carter National Historic site does a remarkable job of helping people to understand the values that shaped this great Georgian. This bill will ensure that the site will continue to inspire generations of visitors, as well as grow and positively impact the economies of Plains and Sumter County through increased opportunities for tourism.”

I say kudos to congressman Bishop for wanting to expand the Carter National Historic Site, given the state wanted to cut money from the center.

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