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Simpson Applauds Committee Passage of Bill Renaming White Clouds after Andrus

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement after the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 4134 by unanimous consent. The bill would name the White Clouds Wilderness after former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior, Cecil D. Andrus.

“I am very grateful to Chairman Bishop and the Committee for passing legislation to honor the late Governor Andrus,” said Simpson. “Governor Andrus meant so much, to so many in Idaho. So do the White Clouds. It is only fitting that this iconic land in Idaho is forever tied to the man who dedicated his public service to protecting it. Today is an important first step in renaming the White Clouds after Governor Andrus.”

Congressman Simpson introduced H.R. 4134 following the passing of Governor Andrus in August, roughly two years after Simpson’s Boulder White Clouds bill was signed into law.