When Congress gets around to reopening national parks, one famed historical park might get bigger.
The House can now consider adding the Gettysburg Train Station and land along Plum Run to the Gettysburg National Military Park. The House Natural Resources Committee officially reported H.R. 1513, which would add the site of President Abraham Lincoln's famed Gettysburg Address to the park. The bill would also add 45 acres along Plum Run to the park.
The bill was officially placed on the Union Calendar so the House can vote any time. No vote is currently scheduled on it yet. You can read the report at thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/cpquery/R?cp113:FLD010:@1%28hr222%29.
The National Park Service could obtain the land only by donation under the bill. The Borough of Gettysburg, which owns the station, has agreed to donate it. The Plum Run real estate in Cumberland Township has already been donated but Congress must approve officially adding it to the park.
The Congressional Budget Office has determined that the additions would not significantly affect the federal budget.