In time of crises, lands bill gives Senate a chance to unite

Congress Public Lands
Posted at 9:42 AM, Jun 13, 2020

WASHINGTON -- At a time of national crises, the Senate has been able to come together on a topic both parties celebrate.

It's the great outdoors, and lawmakers have reached bipartisan agreement on an election-year deal to double spending on a popular conservation program and devote nearly $2 billion a year to improve and maintain national parks.

If approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump, the Great American Outdoors Act would be the most significant conservation legislation enacted in nearly half a century.

The bill is set for a Senate vote this coming week.