“Vote Offers Clues About Fate Of Public Lands Package”

“Senators voted last night [June 8] to begin debate on a massive legislative package to fund the upkeep of national parks and public lands, 80-17.

It was a victory for proponents of the “Great American Outdoors Act,” who had feared there would be sparse attendance back in Washington due to the ongoing pandemic.

The vote breakdown offered a window into the widespread support for the measure, S. 3422, on both sides of the aisle.

Lawmakers and advocates praise the package as an economic driver that also has the potential to be a legacy builder for members of the 116th Congress and a political gift for vulnerable members.”

Emma Dumain reports for E&E Daily June 9, 2020.

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