WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) this week introduced the Lake Fannin Conveyance Act. This bill would reduce the federal estate in Texas, conveying 2,025 acres to Fannin County for economic development purposes. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 5525.
“The folks in Fannin County are much more effective caretakers and stewards than the federal government,” Sen. Cruz said. “Texans will be well served by reducing the federal estate and giving local officials control of over 2,025 acres of grassland.”
“Returning this land to Fannin County will allow those who know it best to regain access to the land and again enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Fannin,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I’m proud to partner with Sen. Cruz and Rep. Ratcliffe on this legislation, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to see it pass Congress.”
“Lake Fannin is a historic icon in Northeast Texas that will continue offering rich memories for the folks in Bonham County for years to come,” Rep. Ratcliffe said. “I’m proud to be working with Senators Cruz and Cornyn on legislation that will take more than 2,000 acres of Lake Fannin back from the federal government, and return it to the folks in the local community who know it best.”