Tue, Jul 05, 2005
Conflicts With House
The US Senate authorized
$100,000 to be spent on the newly formed National Aviation Heritage
Area with the passage of the fiscal year 2006 Interior
Appropriations Bill Thursday.
US Sen. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, said the money is meant to help
facilitate collaboration among the various organizations involved
locally in aviation heritage tourism and education.
The US House of Representatives version of the bill includes
$200,000 for the Heritage Area along with other differences. The
bill now will go to committee to come up with a compromise between
the two versions.
The heritage area was created through a bill introduced by US
Rep. Dave Hobson, R-Springfield.
The National Aviation Heritage Area is an eight-county region in
Southwest Ohio that is intended to build upon the Wright brothers'
legacy and the aviation history that followed them in the Dayton,
The heritage area's boundaries include Wright-Patterson Air
Force Base and Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.
The area will be managed by the non-profit, Aviation Heritage
Federal, state and local governments and the private sector have
partnered together to work on interpretation and preservation
projects since the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act was
passed in 1992.
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