The childhood home of George W. Bush in Midland is one step closer to becoming a Historical Landmark.

According to NewsWest 9, the former President's home is already a Texas landmark but because it is a primarily a wood built house, it needs constant maintenance which is being funded right now by visitors.

If the home becomes a national landmark, funds will then be provided to keep up the maintenance of the house through the Historic Preservation Fund.

The process has advanced to Washington, D.C. where Paul St. Hilaire, Executive Director of the Bush home, and Congressman Mike Conaway will testify before the National Resources Committee this week.

A hearing was held today with the Land Use Subcommittee of the Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Department of the Interior.

The process has a few more steps before the Bush House can be declared a National Landmark, but it is getting closer to becoming a reality.