Washington D.C. – The Senate passed legislation today that would add almost 50 acres to Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming. It also would rename the park's visitor center after the late Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas. Thomas, a Republican, died earlier this month after suffering
from leukemia. He was the original sponsor of the legislation, which expands the eastern boundary of Grand Teton National Park in order to accept a private land donation. Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, also a Republican, worked with other senators to pass Thomas' bill. The legislation will name the park's visitors center the "Craig
Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center." The House passed the bill last month without the provision renaming the visitors center. The legislation will not become law until both chambers pass identical bills.