WASHINGTON D.C. (KIFI/KIDK) - By unanimous consent, the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee has passed a bill sponsored by 2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson. H.R. 4134 would rename the White Clouds Wilderness after former Idaho Governor and Interior Secretary Cecil D. Andrus.
"I am very grateful to Chairman Bishop and the Committee for passing legislation to honor the late Governor Andrus," said Simpson. "Governor Andrus meant so much, to so many in Idaho. So do the White Clouds. It is only fitting that this iconic land in Idaho is forever tied to the man who dedicated his public service to protecting it. Today is an important first step in renaming the White Clouds after Governor Andrus."
Simpson introduced the resolution in August, shortly after Andrus died. Simpson's Boulder White Clouds Wilderness Bill was signed into law just over two years ago.
The resolution now goes to the full House.
You can learn more about the White Clouds legislation here.