House Plan to Reopen Only National Parks Falls Short
"Fails to address the concerns of millions of hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts"
The House of Representatives is considering several bills that would provide continuing resolution funding for select parts of the federal government, including one that would re-open National Parks.
Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said today:
“This bill fails to address the concerns of millions of hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts. While shuttering National Parks is a key element of our displeasure over the government shutdown, there are a wide range of public lands that this bill would leave closed, including National Forests, National Monuments and National Wildlife Refuges.
“House members from both sides of the aisle say the votes are there to pass a clean continuing resolution. Speaker Boehner should do the right thing and allow an up or down vote on that bill.”