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House Natural Resources Committee Passes National Park Service Centennial Act

WASHINGTON – Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, issued the following statement regarding the House Natural Resources Committee's passage of H.R. 4680, the National Park Service Centennial Act:

“We are encouraged by today's bipartisan vote in favor of the National Park Service Centennial Act in the House Natural Resources Committee. We commend members of the Committee for coming together to support the National Park Service during its centennial year and applaud the leadership of Chairman Bishop and Ranking Member Grijalva, whose commitment to our national parks will ensure another century of their success. We are thrilled that this important legislation passed the Committee with bipartisan support and look forward to the Senate advancing bipartisan legislation as well in the coming weeks."

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