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Parks quarter idea moves ahead

Wow, the National Parks quarter bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives July 9 on a vote of 419-0.

Now action shifts to the U.S. Senate. Will it concur or will it allow the legislation to languish? You never really know until it is a done deal.

The 2009 District of Columbia and territories quarter legislation died in the Senate multiple times.

 The current legislative period runs until Aug. 8, when the usual summer recess occurs. That recess culminates in the national conventions for the Democratic and Republican Parties.

The Democrats meet in Denver in late August and the Republicans meet is St. Paul, Minn., in early September.

Whether National Park quarter legislation will be considered important enough to spring to the head of the line or will it die as in the past?

What do you think will happen?