Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Republican – Georgia) introduced H.R. 494 to expand the boundary of the Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island, Georgia, and increase the maximum number of acres that may be included in the National Monument from 250 to 305 acres.


The bill was introduced on January 12, 2017, and passed on February 6, 2017 by 2/3 voice vote in the House. The bill was received in the Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on February 7, 2017.


The bill is proposed to expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes. The bill modifies the boundary of the land to include areas generally depicted as “Proposed Acquisition Areas” on the map titled “Fort Frederica National Monument Proposed Boundary Expansion,” dated April 2016. The land is to be obtained through donation or purchase from willing sellers only. No limitations on Non-Federal land use abutting the National Monument will be enacted.


Rick Allen (Republican – Georgia)

Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (Democrat – Georgia)

Doug Collins ( Republican – Georgia)

Drew Ferguson (Republican – Georgia

Tom Graves (Republican – Georgia)

Jody Hice (Republican – Georgia)

Henry Johnson (Democrat – Georgia)

John Lewis (Democrat – Georgia)

Barry Loudermilk (Republican – Georgia)

Austin Scott (Republican – Georgia)

David Scott (Democrat – Georgia)

Rob Woodall (Republican – Georgia)

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