Congressional Republicans Seek Veto Authority over 1906 Antiquities Act.

20 Sep 2011 10:35 AM | Anonymous
Congressional Republicans Seek Veto Authority over 1906 Antiquities Act. Citing state sovereignty and economic hardship, Republican lawmakers said
Tuesday that they wanted to give Congress the authority to veto presidents’ national monument designations, a power used by nearly every executive since Theodore Roosevelt. The Antiquities Act of 1906 has led to the designations of 136 national monuments, a list that includes the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest in Arizona and the Statue of Liberty in New York.

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