U.S. House Approves Udall Bill To Allow 83-Year Old Betty Dick To Keep Her Home In Rocky Mountain National Park
(Washington, DC)Today the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill sponsored by Congressman Mark Udall (D-Eldorado Springs) which would allow Mrs. Betty Dick to remain in a cabin she has used as her home for the last 25 years in Rocky Mountain National Park. The bill, H.R. 432, allows Mrs. Dick to stay in her home for the rest of her natural life. The bill must still pass the Senate before it becomes law.
"Betty Dick is a good steward of this property and has been a good neighbor to the Park and the surrounding community. She has simply asked that she be allowed to continue to contribute to the Park and the communityand enjoy this propertyfor the rest of her life. Betty and I have been disappointed that the Park Service has been unwilling to sit down with her and work out a solution. As a result, she has had to endure needless stress and worry," said Udall. "With this action today in the House, we are closer to resolving this so that she can continue to enjoy the peace and splendor of this property and make it available for community use. I hope the Senate will take up the bill as soon as possible. Without legislation or an agreement with the Interior Department, Betty faces removal by mid-July."
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