A House Interior subcommittee voted Tuesday to accept a Senate-passed version of a bill to add 27 miles of Westwater canyon to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Sen. Jake Garn, R-Utah, is the Senate sponsor of the measure.Rep. Howard Nielson, R-Utah, has sponsored a House bill on the canyon, but Rep. Bruce Vento, D-Minn., chairman of the National Parks and Pubic Lands Subcommittee, moved the Senate bill be sent to the floor to shorten the approval process in the waning days of the current session.