Cornyn, Ratcliffe Bill to Restore Local Control of Fannin County Land Passes Senate

In: All News   Posted 02/12/2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Congressman John Ratcliffe (R-TX) released the following statements today after their Lake Fannin Recreation Area Conveyance Act passed the Senate as a part of the Natural Resources Management Act. This provision would reduce the federal estate in Texas and convey 2,025 acres to Fannin County for public recreation purposes.

“The residents of Fannin County know best how to care for their land, and with this bill, we can restore local control of 2,025 acres in their own backyard,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “I’m grateful to Sen. Cruz and my colleagues in the Senate for supporting this bill, and I ask my colleagues in the House to do the same.”

“After all the hard work we’ve done in Congress in coordination with local officials to get 2,025 acres Lake Fannin land back under local control, we’re one step closer to the finish line,” said Rep. Ratcliffe.  “I’d like to thank Sens. Cornyn and Cruz for leading this bill through the Senate, and I urge my colleagues in the House for their support of this effort to reduce the Federal estate.”