"Each time a historic battlefield is replaced with a parking lot, a chapter of American history is obscured, and future generations lose an important window onto their heritage," Holt said. "This bill would provide matching funds that would leverage private efforts to preserve our nation's past."
House Republicans will call up Holt's bill, H.R. 1033, under a suspension of House rules, which will limit debate and require a two-thirds majority vote. Two other suspension bills are also planned for next week:
H.R. 254, the Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act, which is aimed at developing hydropower in Utah, and
H.R. 291, the Black Hills Cemetery Act, which would convey cemeteries in the National Forest System in South Dakota to local communities.