U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), along with Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), today reported final congressional approval of legislation authorizing the transfer of surplus land within the Natchez Trace Parkway to the City of Natchez for public recreation purposes.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 419-1 to overwhelmingly approve the Natchez Trace Parkway Conveyance Act of 2013 (S.304), legislation introduced by Cochran and cosponsored by Wicker. Harper was instrumental in moving the bill through the House of Representatives. The measure will now be sent to the White House for the President’s consideration.