Lawmaker Proposes Land Grab Bill


Published 07/03 2014 04:34PM

Updated 07/03 2014 04:39PM

The bill is putting a full court press on the BLM.

Giving Red River land owners a fighting chance at keeping their land.

170 families are being affected, so Congressman Thornberry gave a copy of the bill to each one -- allowing them to voice their opinions.

And even if that proposal doesn't go through, land owners say they're not going down without a fight.

Congressman Thornberry says he believes the bill will move quickly through the House of Representatives, but says the Senate another story.

Congressman Thornberry wrote the house bill with the help of Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.

They have introduced a similar measure in the Senate.

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