June 19, 2020
On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act, marking a historic win for our national parks and public lands. This legislation addresses the National Park Service’s $12 billion deferred maintenance backlog and permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Our nation is facing many difficult challenges, so this bipartisan effort is encouraging for Missourians and Americans alike.
In Missouri, the outdoors has a rich history. Natural areas and public lands help bring in tourism and stimulate our economy. Our public lands are important to me, a young Missourian who grew up camping, fishing and trapping, and to the culture of our state. I am proud our leaders chose to ensure that these areas are properly maintained and protected for generations to come.
As an original co-sponsor of this crucial legislation, Sen. Roy Blunt has proved he is an advocate for our beautiful public lands. His leadership is greatly appreciated by Missourians like me, who love our nation’s natural beauty and want to see it preserved for years to come.