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Conservation on federal lands received strong bipartisan support today as landmark legislation for funding and maintenance passed out of the Senate.
Spring has sprung and Americans will soon be able to enjoy the warmer weather in their National Parks. During an Earth Day ceremony held at the White House, President Trump announced that thanks to the “significant progress” made against the coronavirus in recent weeks, national parks and public lands would reopen.
A major national parks funding bill moved closer to a vote by the full U.S. House of Representatives this week after a key procedural move by Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.).
The Restore Our Parks Act, a bipartisan bill to boost National Parks Service funding to cover a deferred maintenance backlog, has passed a key hurdle and should be ready for a vote soon in the U.S. House. The National Parks Service could see an influx of funding to cover its deferred maintenance backlog, thanks to the legislation which has so far attracted 317 bipartisan cosponsors
The Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act received overwhelming bi-partisan support yesterday during a hearing held by the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. The bill, aimed at reducing the National Park System’s deferred maintenance backlog, was approved by the panel on vote of 36-2 and may head to the House floor soon where its already racked more than 290 Democratic and Republican co-sponsors.