A new bipartisan bill could help the Ocmulgee National Monument move significantly closer to becoming a national park.

The proposed legislation, called the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2014, would expand the park’s acreage from about 700 acres to more than 2,000 acres and would change the name of the monument to the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. The bill is co-sponsored by U.S. Reps. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., and Austin Scott, R-Ga.

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