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Representative Noem introduced this legislation in October 2015.
Representative Noem introduced this legislation in October 2015.
September 7, 2016

Black Hills National Cemetery Expansion in Sight

Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem to transfer 200 acres of land to the Black Hills National Cemetery was passed unanimously by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. KOTA TV News reports that the Black Hills National Cemetery Expansion Act (H.R. 3839) would allow for a permanent transfer of land from the Bureau of Land Management to the cemetery. 

The Black Hills National Cemetery has been open since 1948. Currently operating with 100 acres, the cemetery will need additional land to continue to serve veterans and their families. Noem's bill will now go before the U.S. Senate for approval. 

Find additional news about veterans and military affairs on the Black Hills Knowledge Network's online news archives.

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