Davis and CEO of Hanson Professional Services Highlight 1908 Race Riot Site at Transportation Hearing
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Satch Pecori, CEO of Hanson Professional Services headquartered in Springfield, IL, highlight the 1908 Race Riot Site in Springfield, IL as a project that should be prioritized by the National Park Service (NPS). Davis serves as the Ranking Member of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee and Hanson is the company working on the rail consolidation project in Springfield uncovering these artifacts.
During the Highways and Transit Subcommittee hearing, Davis and Pecori both noted the need to deal with the estimated $11.9 billion deferred maintenance backlog of the National Park Service. Pecori also made recommendations on how to improve interagency coordination so funds are used efficiently.
Davis is working to pass a bill, H.R. 1225, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, that would establish a fund from energy development revenues to address the backlog within the National Park Service. This bill has 329 cosponsors. Additionally, Davis has introduced a bill to establish the 1908 Race Riot Site as a National Historic Monument.
CLICK HERE for Davis' opening remarks at today's hearing.
CLICK HERE for Pecori's written testimony at today's hearing.