ROSEN STATEMENT ON ANTIQUITIES ACT’S 111TH ANNIVERSARY
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement regarding the 111th anniversary of the Antiquities Act:
“The Antiquities Act has served as a critical means for protecting our nation’s greatest natural wonders. President Teddy Roosevelt and the 15 presidents after him have left behind a legacy we must uphold. National Monuments like Gold Butte are rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. Thousands of visitors from across the country come to visit our state to enjoy our public lands, contributing to our diverse and vibrant economy.
“The outdoor industry is an integral part of Nevada’s economy, which is responsible for nearly 150,000 direct jobs and more than $1 billion in state and local tax revenue. That's why I strongly oppose efforts by the current administration and outside groups to revoke Gold Butte’s status as a national monument. I stand with the majority of Nevadans in protecting and conserving our nation’s heritage.”