Billy Frank, Jr.
Photo: Michael Harris, Legacy Project
– “Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act heads to White House for President’s signature”
“Legislation sponsored by Rep. Denny Heck adds Nisqually tribe leader and civil rights hero’s name to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge”
“Soon President Barack Obama is expected to sign the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act into law, renaming the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge after the tribal leader and nationally known activist from the Pacific Northwest. The bill, H.R. 2270, advanced out of the House on November 30 by a vote of 413-2, and passed in the Senate on December 14 by unanimous consent.”
“Earlier this month, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced companion Senate legislation, S. 2326, and President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Billy Frank Jr. the Presidential Medal of Freedom, saying ‘his magnetic personality and tireless advocacy over more than 50 years made him a revered figure both domestically and abroad,'” quoting Rep. Denny Heck’s News Release.
I am so proud of Rep. Denny Heck in the House and Sen. Maria Cantwell in the Senate for sponsoring this legislation!