Cline opposes bill to fund National Parks

Even though 81 House Republicans voted YES, and even though the Sixth Congressional District includes portions of Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Congressman Ben Cline voted NO on the Great American Outdoors Act.

The bill would provide $9.5 billion over five years to pay down the National Park Service’s maintenance backlog and provide permanent funding at $900 million per year for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which supports natural areas and recreation activities. Virginia has more than $1 billion worth for deferred maintenance at its national parks.

Why would Cline oppose a bill that will provide funding for badly-needed maintenance and repairs at our National Parks in Virginia, including those in the district he is supposed to represent in Congress? Wouldn’t improving these facilities help our district economically? I thought that was one of his priorities.

2 thoughts on “Cline opposes bill to fund National Parks

  1. I will second the above but not be humble. Ben has shown multiple times that his primary interest is to support the current administration with no regard for how it effects the people he is supposed to represent. Specifically on this bill I am sure his primary motivation is that it was initiated by a Democrat that is actually doing the the job he was elected to do. A Democrat that actually cares about how his actions effect the majority of the people he represents. Clines only function is to act as a rubber stamp for anything that originates with current administration


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