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Timeline of Congressman Larson’s Efforts on Coltsville

 

October 28, 2019 
Representative Larson meets with National Park Service Acting Director David Vela to discuss the progress of finalizing the park’s establishment and receives a commitment that the agency will prioritize its completion.  

January 10, 2018 
H.R. 863 is signed into law by President Trump, becoming P.L. 115-111. 

February 27, 2017 
H.R. 863 passes the House of Representatives. 

February 3, 2017 
Rep. Larson introduces legislation to make needed technical changes to facilitate the parks establishment moving forward (H.R. 863). 

December 4, 2014 
The Coltsville National Historical Park Act is signed into law by President Obama as part of the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (P.L113-291). 

February 27, 2014 
The Coltsville National Historical Park Act is reported favorably out of the National Resources Committee. 

April 24, 2013 

Coltsville legislation receives a subcommittee hearing in the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee where the National Park Service testifies in support of the bill. 

March 19, 2013 
Rep. Larson and Senators Blumenthal and Murphy reintroduce the Coltsville National Historical Park Act to officially establish Coltsville as a National Historical Park. 

September 24, 2011 
At Rep. Larson's invitation, Secretary of the Interior Salazar, visits Coltsville Historic District and pledges support for Larson's legislation to designate Coltsville as a National Historical Park. 

October 14, 2008 
Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne, announces that Coltsville has been officially named a National Historic Landmark. 

July 21, 2008 
The National Park Service Advisory Board votes to approve Coltsville's bid to become a national Historic Landmark. 

December 5, 2007 
Rep. Larson testifies in front of the National Park Service Commission in support of Coltsville's designation as a National Historic Landmark. 

October 20, 2004 
Rep. Larson, Senators Dodd and Lieberman send a letter in advance of Public Scoping Meeting as part of the Coltsville Special Resource Study led by the National Park Service in support of Coltsville's inclusion in the National Park System. 

October 7, 2003 
President George W. Bush signs the Coltsville Study Act into law. 

September 23, 2003 
The Coltsville Study Act, sponsored by Rep. Larson, passes the U.S. House of Representatives. 

July 9, 2003 
The Coltsville Study Act, sponsored by Congressman Larson, passes the House Natural Resources Committee. 

April 8, 2003 
National Park Service testifies in support of the Coltsville Study Act, sponsored by Congressman Larson. 

January 30, 2003 
Rep. Larson and Senators Dodd and Lieberman reintroduce the Coltsville Study Act which would study the possibility of including Hartford's historic Coltsville property in the National Park System. 

June 20, 2002 
Rep. Larson testifies in support of the Coltsville Study Act during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. 

May 15, 2002 
Rep. Larson, Senators Dodd and Lieberman introduce legislation calling for a Coltsville Study.