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Lincoln Highway Study Act
Signed by President Clinton
December 23, 2000

Lincoln Highway Study Act Signed Into Law, $300,000 Appropriated
Congressman Michael G. Oxley
Fourth Ohio District
JANUARY 5, 2001
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Michael G. Oxley (R-Findlay) announced today that the Lincoln Highway Study Act was signed into law in the closing days of 2000.  Oxley is an original cosponsor of the Act, introduced by Rep. Ralph Regula (R-Navarre), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on the Interior.
The legislation directs the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate a coast-to-coast study of the Lincoln Highway.  The study will be conducted through the National Park Service.  Both the House and the Senate passed the bill unanimously in the closing days of the last session of Congress.  The President signed the bill into law in late December.
In his House floor statement in October in support of the act, Oxley commended the work of two of his constituents actively involved in Lincoln Highway preservation:  Michael Buettner and Craig Harmon.  Mr. Buettner of Lima is the President of the Ohio Lincoln Highway League, while Mr. Harmon is founder and director of the Lincoln Highway National Museum and Archives in Galion.
Throughout Ohio, the Lincoln Highway generally follows U.S. Route 30.  In 1998, Oxley obtained more than $11 million in federal money to construct a new four-lane U.S. Route 30.  This new road will divert heavy truck traffic away from the original Lincoln Highway, aiding in the restoration and preservation of that historic road.
The Lincoln Highway is the nation's first transcontinental highway, first established in 1913.  It runs through 13 states, bisecting Oxley's Fourth Congressional District.

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