WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) today introduced the Lake Fannin Recreation Area Conveyance Act to reduce the federal estate in Texas and convey 2,025 acres to Fannin County for public recreation purposes.
“I am proud to work with Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Ratcliffe on this important issue,” Sen. Cruz said. “The residents of Fannin County are much more effective caretakers and stewards of their land than the federal government. I believe Texans will be well served by reducing the federal estate and giving local officials control over thousands of acres of grassland.”
“This bill will bring us one step closer to restoring local control over the Lake Fannin recreation area to the folks who know it best,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I look forward to working with Senator Cruz, Congressman Ratcliffe, and all my colleagues to reduce the federal estate and allow the residents of Fannin County to care for the natural land in their region.”
“I’m grateful for the progress we’ve made so far in our efforts to return more than 2,000 acres of Lake Fannin back to local control,” said Rep. Ratcliffe. “As we move closer toward the finish line, I’m committed to continuing this fight along with Senators Cornyn and Cruz, so we can ensure Lake Fannin will continue offering rich memories for folks in the local community and those who visit this historic site in our state.”