Legislation has moved ahead in Congress that would allow the redevelopment of the old RFK Stadium site and potentially clear the way for a new football stadium for the Washington Commanders.
The House Natural Resources Committee voted this week to advance legislation to allow D.C. to enter a 99-year lease with the National Park Service.
The bill is co-sponsored by the chair of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee Rep. James Comer, R-KY, and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.
Tuesday’s vote was the first action taken on the bill since it passed out of Comer’s committee last year.
Members of the Natural Resources Committee amended the bill so that the lease would be between the District and the Park Service, rather than the General Services Administration, which is trying to scale back some of its property management portfolio.