U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander received a commitment from National Park Service Associate Director Victor Knox to support legislation that directs the Secretary of the Interior to study the James K. Polk home in Columbia, Tenn., a step toward preserving the president’s home as a “national treasure.”
In the Energy and Natural Resources hearing Wednesday, National Park Service Associate Director Victor Knox told Senator Alexander that the National Park Service would support legislation that directs the Secretary of the Interior to study the James K. Polk home.
The James K. Polk Home Study Act requires the Secretary of Interior to conduct a special resource study for the James K. Polk Home and evaluate the suitability and feasibility of designating the site as a unit of the National Park System. Once the study is completed, the findings and recommendations will be submitted to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate. Senator Alexander is a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.