Senate Bill Would Create Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is meeting with supporters of the creation of two national historical parks celebrating Harriet Tubman. One would be in Auburn. The legislation would establish the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Maryland. People from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office was also in the meeting.

There's a House version of the bill, but that does not include federal funding. The Senate version does, at a cost of $24 million over the next six years. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand co-sponsored the Senate bill.

If the resolution isn't passed before this session of congress ends on January 3, it will be reintroduced when the new Congress takes office in the new year.

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