Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both D-Nv., Tuesday
signed on to legislation that would permanently and fully fund the National
Park Service’s maintenance projects.
The Great American Outdoors Act would fund the Land and
Water Conservation Fund at $900 million annually and make $1.9 billion
available each year for agency maintenance projects up to a total of $9.5
They said the legislation is bipartisan and needed to
address the estimated $12 billion in deferred-maintenance projects in the
nation’s National Parks.