Washington, D.C. – This week, the House Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed Congressman Darin LaHood's bill, H.R. 3600 - Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act. The legislation would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail, which will expand economic and historic development opportunities across all communities and states Route 66 runs through. The legislation can now move to the full House of Representatives for a vote.
“Route 66 is a crucial transportation artery that connects America’s heartland to the west,” said Rep. LaHood. “The Mother Road provides powerful economic development tools for communities throughout Illinois, creating jobs and opportunity for 18th District residents. Designating Route 66 as a National Historic Trail would provide this highway with a permanent program to preserve, promote, and economically develop it. I applaud the House Natural Resources Committee for unanimously passing my legislation and urge the House to swiftly pass this important bill."
Last week, Congressman LaHood provided testimony before the House Natural Resources Committee in support of his legislation:
With the legislation passing out of committee, the bill can now come before the full House of Representatives for a vote.