U.S Representative Bennie G. Thompson released the following statement on the passing of the National Resources Management Act: 

“This legislation is the largest public lands bill approved by Congress in more than a decade,” Thompson said. “The House passed the bill on Tuesday evening and is now expected to be signed into law by the President. The bill creates three new national monuments to be administered by the National park Service, which includes the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson, Miss.”

“The importance of preserving historical understanding through protecting artifacts and their heritage for the enjoyment of all cannot be overstated. I am honored that the legacy of an icon in American history, Medgar Wiley Evers, will forever be preserved. Serving as an inspiration too many Americas. including myself. Mr. Evers dedicated his life to others and fought against racism and discrimination. As he said, ‘Freedom has never been free.'”

Congressman Bennie Thompson Press Release