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The House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday advanced legislation to severely limit a president's authority to name new national monuments while essentially killing Democrats' request for more transparency in President Donald Trump's review of monument designations in the last 21 years. The monuments bill, approved by the committee on a party-line vote and sponsored by its chairman, Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah, would curtail use of the 1906 Antiquities Act that gives presidents power to name monuments. It would require a president to seek approval of counties, the legislature and the governor in the state where a monument...
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