Updated: April 18, 2018


A BILL TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF PLACING THE  JAMES K. POLK HOME AND MUSEUM ON THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE REGISTRY PASSED ON MONDAY.  ACCORDING TO THE DAILY HERALD, THE U.S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSED THE BILL WHICH WAS SPONSORED BY CONGRESSMAN SCOTT DESJARLAIS AND THE PROPOSED STUDY WOULD BE CONDUCTED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.  THE MEASURE WILL NOW GO TO THE SENATE FOR A VOTE.   IN PRESENTING THE BILL, DESJARLAIS, SPOKE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE IN PRESERVING THE FORMER PRESIDENT’S LEGACY.  HE ADVISED THE AIM OF THE BILL IS TO HELP THE CHARITY THAT CURRENTLY MAINTAINS THE PROPERTY IN COLUMBIA AND TO PRESERVE IT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.  OTHER THAN THE WHITE HOUSE, THE POLK HOME IN COLUMBIA IS THE ONLY REMAINING PROPERTY IN WHICH THE FORMER PRESIDENT LIVED.