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Goodlatte & Kaine Applaud Final Passage of Bill to Lift Restrictions on Rockingham County Land

Bill has passed House & Senate, heads to President’s desk for signature

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Washington, December 22, 2017 | Beth Breeding (2022255431) | comments
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) applauded final Senate passage of their legislation today to lift deed restrictions on property used for the Plains Area Daycare Center in Rockingham County. The bill passed the House of Representatives in July and now heads to the President’s desk for signature.

“Lifting the federal restrictions on this land in Rockingham County will allow the Plains Area Daycare Center to reach its full potential and help ensure that more children and more of the community will be served. Passage of this bill is a long time coming, and I am pleased to see it become a reality,” Goodlatte said.

“The Plains Area Daycare Center has served families in Rockingham County for more than two decades, and passage of this bill will ensure the day care center can continue to offer affordable, high-quality services to families in the community,” Kaine said.

The Plains Area Daycare Center in Broadway, VA, has provided affordable childcare for 25 years and currently provides care for 94 children, many of whom are from low-income families. The Center’s building is in need of repair and maintenance but has encountered hurdles in securing financing due to the property’s complex legal status as former federal land conveyed to Rockingham County and leased to the Center. This legislation will remove the federal land use restrictions for the building site, ensuring that routine repairs can take place without further delay in the future.
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