Earlier this afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Resolution 5987.
A 2/3 vote was require to pass the “Yeas and Nays” vote. The Park received 257 Yeas and 158 Nays, however, 276 Yea votes were needed to pass the park through the House and on to the Senate for consideration.
H.R. 5987 is titled, “To establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, and for other purposes.”
Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan stated on Facebook just moments ago:
“Because of a complicated series of rules in the U.S. House, HR 5987, a bill to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park had to have a 2/3 vote to pass. It did not get those votes, although there was a significant majority … I’ll update you on the next steps as soon as I know them.”
The Tri-City Herald notes that “the bill easily won a majority of the votes and can be brought back before the House for a full debate and another vote requiring a simple majority to pass.”
The Los Alamos Daily Post will monitor and report on the future progess of this bill.