Cornyn, Thornberry Bill to Protect Private Property Along Red River Passes the Senate

In: All News   Posted 02/12/2019

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (TX-13) released the following statements after the Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act, legislation requiring the necessary gradient boundary survey of the 116-mile stretch of the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma, passed the Senate as a part of the Natural Resources Management Act:

“With the passage of this bill, we’re one step closer to delivering certainty for Texas families who live and own land along the Red River that the federal government has no rightful claim to their property,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “I’m grateful to Sen. Cruz and my colleagues in the Senate for supporting this bill, and I urge my colleagues in the House to do the same.”

“This bill takes another step in helping to provide property owners the assurance they deserve to know where public lands end and private lands begin," Thornberry said"Private property owners should not have to worry about the federal government coming in and taking away their land.  I am hopeful that we will soon be able to put this issue to rest permanently.”