House lawmakers want to re-open the crown of the Statue of Liberty.
It's been closed to tourists since Nine-Eleven.
For the second year in a row, Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York has added an amendment to a spending bill that would give the National Park Service one (m) million dollars to study the safety aspects of re-opening the staircase to the statue's crown. The House OK'd the amendment Tuesday on a voice vote.
The park service claims the 168-step, spiral metal staircase is a fire hazard and a terror risk.
Right now, tourists are allowed only as far as the pedestal at Lady Liberty's feet.
The torch has been closed to visitors since 1916.