Yesterday the House passed, with my support, H.R.66, the Route 66 Centennial Commission Act.
This is the second bill in the last two months that I have supported to preserve and promote the treasured history of Route 66, which cuts right through Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District.
This bill establishes the Route 66 Centennial Commission to honor Route 66 on the occasion of its centennial anniversary in 2026. The Commission would study and recommend to Congress activities that are fitting and proper to celebrate that anniversary in a manner that appropriately honors America’s Mother Road. This measure also directs the Department of Transportation to prepare a plan for the preservation needs of Route 66.