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Back-burnered by virus, Senate bill to fix NP maintenance backlog still good bet to pass: TN senator

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — One month ago, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) thought by April he would likely be celebrating the passage of an act that provides around $6 billion to help the national parks pay for a massive backlog of overdue maintenance and repairs.

"A month ago, the next bill up in the United States Senate was the Great American Outdoors Act. It's like everything else in America. It got blown out of the way by the virus," said Alexander.

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