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Vela on track to become next USNPS director after clearing confirmation hearing; full vote to come

David Vela encountered little turbulence Thursday during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, pledging to set the standard for accountability and transparency as director of the National Park Service.


On issues ranging from sexual misconduct and other forms of harassment to addressing the nearly $12 billion backlog of maintenance needs across the National Park System, Vela, currently Grand Teton National Park's superintendent, essentially said the buck stops with him.


https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2018/11/david-vela-sails-through-senate-confirmation-hearing-become-national-park-service-director

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