Legislation passed to preserve the Bush Childhood Home
Measure about Bushes’ Midland home is part of Natural Resources Management Act
February 27, 2019
The House of Representatives in December had passed the George W. Bush Childhood Home Study Act -- known as House Resolution 3008 – which was authored by Conaway.
Paul St. Hilaire, executive director of the Bush Childhood Home, said in December that the bill appropriated funds for the National Park Service to conduct a study of the historic home. He said in an email that the initial study was conducted three or four years ago, when it was determined that the museum was a good fit. This second study is to determine the feasibility of the National Park Service operating the site.
He said there are three levels in which the Bush Childhood Home could be
affiliated with the National Park Service:
-- in name only as a national landmark;
-- operated by the NPS but day-to-day operations would be funded by a separate organization run locally;
-- owned and operated by the NPS and funded by the government.
If the bill is signed by President Trump, funds then could be appropriated for the NPS budget. Officials then would schedule a round of visits, write up a report and submit it to the Bush Childhood Home board to consider at what level it would like to be involved, St. Hilaire said previously.
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