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Support bill for parks maintenance


February 5, 2020

Colorado's national parks are seeing record visitation, but unreliable funding over the years means their infrastructure desperately needs to be repaired.

That's why I am encouraged by a bipartisan proposal in Congress to address the nearly $12 billion in national parks deferred maintenance. The Restore Our Parks Act (ROPA) would set aside $6.5 billion over the next five years to fix dilapidated trails, buildings, roads, bridges, monuments, and historic markers in our parks. Amazingly, 50 U.S. Senators - from both parties - are cosponsoring this effort, with 330 representatives supporting a...

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