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Senators to USNPS at hearing: you need to ask us for more money

With the National Park Service now facing a whopping $22 billion backlog of deferred maintenance, Sen. Angus King had some blunt advice for Interior Secretary Deb Haaland yesterday.

“We went through a lot of effort, time, struggle to pass the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, a big part of which was to tackle deferred maintenance. But let’s stop digging the hole, OK?” King (I-Maine) told Haaland at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee budget hearing.

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