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Gohmert Introduces The Caddo Lake National Heritage Area Act of 2018

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Washington, May 24, 2018 | comments

Today, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) issued the following statement regarding the introduction of H.R. 5957 –Caddo Lake National Heritage Area Act of 2018:

“The Caddo Lake National Heritage Area is the product of years of work with local stakeholders. This legislation will help preserve the heritage of Caddo Lake, contiguous bayous, and a portion of the Red River. This National Heritage Area designation will attract more visitors, stimulate economic growth, and preserve six land and water-based heritage trails, in addition to, also protecting over 200 historical landmarks: all of these advantages occur without adversely affecting anyone's private property rights or interests.”

Caddo Lake is truly a natural resource beauty – complete with a rich history and abundant wildlife. I look forward to working with Senator Cassidy and Congressmen Johnson and Ratcliffe as we move this bill through the legislative process -- to preserve this area and make it more enjoyable and lucrative for all.”

This bill was presented alongside U.S. Congressmen Mike Johnson (LA-04) and John Ratcliffe (TX-04). Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced companion legislation (S. 2947) in the U.S. Senate.

“By creating the Caddo Lake National Heritage Area, we can boost Louisiana’s conservation efforts and preserve the region’s history and cultural heritage for future generations while protecting the rights of private land owners.” -- Senator Cassidy (R-LA)

“The designation of Caddo Lake as a National Heritage Area is a testament to the community’s deep appreciation for the historical and cultural significance of the lake and its surrounding wildlife areas, consisting of more than 200 historic sites and dating all the way back to the earliest settlements in Louisiana. It is a privilege to introduce legislation with my Texas and Louisiana colleagues to preserve the beauty and history of this land for generations to come.” -- Congressman Johnson (LA-04)

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