SNHA Info Sheet 2-17In mid-February 2017, Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. of Pennsylvania re-introduced Susquehanna Heritage’s National Heritage Area designation bill in the 115th session of the United States Congress.

During a visit to Washington for meetings related to the Annual Meeting of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas, Susquehanna Heritage President Mark Platts and Vice President Jonathan Pinkerton met with staff for Senator Casey, Senator Pat Toomey, Representative Lloyd Smucker and Representative Pat Meehan. They met personally with Representative Scott Perry. Each of our House members was asked to introduce or co-sponsor a companion House bill to Sen. Casey’s Senate bill.

During a productive week in Washington, Susquehanna Heritage had the opportunity to provide each of our congressional representatives with an overview of our National Heritage Area initiative.