Route 66, the most culturally celebrated and internationally recognized stretch of highway in America, has captured the attention of Congress. Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks held a hearing on several bills, including S. 3609/H.R. 801, the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act. Testimony was heard, and the National Trust provided comments and supporting materials to subcommittee members in support of designating Route 66 as a new National Historic Trail.
The House’s unanimous passage of this bill in June and today’s hearing are important steps, but time is running out—we need Congress to send the bill to the President’s desk by December 31, 2018!
Please email or call your Senators, asking them to support the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act, and work to secure Senate passage before 2019! You can reach your Senators by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.