Pence Urges Spending To Repair Well-Worn U.S. National Parks | 6/13/2019 | Staff
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OLD FAITHFUL, Wyo. (Reuters) – Against the backdrop of Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Geyser, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged Congress to dedicate billions of dollars in federal energy revenues for repairs to aging facilities at America’s national parks.

The Trump administration proposal, which failed to pass last year despite broad bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, offers warring Republicans and Democrats a rare vehicle for legislative common ground.

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Upkeep of the park system, whose facilities and infrastructure have fallen into disrepair as visitation at many parks has risen steadily in recent years, is widely seen as popular with voters in both major parties.

Pence paid a visit to Yellowstone, one of the oldest and most popular of America’s national parks, to rally attention to the funding plan and the cause of preserving “extraordinary treasures in the life of our nation.”

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U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly joined Pence for his appearance, carefully timed to coincide with one of the periodic eruptions of the Old Faithful Geyser, a major attraction in a park world renowned for its...
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