Trump makes it of­fi­cial – it’s the Na­tional Com­edy Cen­ter

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS -

WASH­ING­TON – Pres­i­dent Trump Tues­day signed leg­is­la­tion that of­fi­cially makes Jamestown’s Na­tional Com­edy Cen­ter just that.

“Jamestown is now to com­edy what Coop­er­stown is to base­ball and Cleve­land is to rock and roll,” said Rep. Tom Reed, the Corn­ing Repub­li­can who spon­sored the bill.

The des­ig­na­tion was in­cluded in a larger bill on nat­u­ral re­sources man­age­ment, which Congress passed two weeks ago. New York’s two Demo­cratic sen­a­tors joined Reed in push­ing for the des­ig­na­tion.

Se­nate Mi­nor­ity Leader Charles E. Schumer called the cen­ter a “tourism mag­net,” and Sen. Kirsten E. Gil­li­brand said it is “a cel­e­bra­tion of tal­ent.”

The of­fi­cial fed­eral des­ig­na­tion of the Com­edy Cen­ter is ex­pected to boost pro­mo­tional ef­forts at the fa­cil­ity.

– Jerry Zrem­ski

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