Statement Of Sen. Alexander - Alcoa Land Swap Bill Passes House

Posted on October 4, 2004

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today hailed the House of Representatives for passing legislation, which he said, "will help protect 2,000 good-paying Alcoa, Inc. jobs, should add 6,000 acres to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and make another 4,000 acres available for outdoor recreation." "I appreciate Congressman Duncan's work to move this bill through the House and on to the President's desk. And Alcoa, Inc. deserves a huge, collective thank you from Tennesseans for making this critical land adjacent to the Smokies available. The environmental groups, government officials and all of those who have worked together for seven years to make this happen deserve great credit for their initiative and commitment to getting this done."