LATEST SENATOR TESTER
(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester is asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to support the creation of a lifetime national park pass allowing America's veterans to enter all of the nation's National Park Service sites.
Tester has introduced a bipartisan bill with Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) to allow veterans to purchase a lifetime pass good for all federal sites for a discounted, one-time fee.
Tester's request to Zinke comes on the heels of the Interior Department's controversial proposal to dramatically increase entrance fees at national parks across the country next year.
"It is critically important that we reduce the barriers veterans face when accessing our National Parks and public lands," Tester and Risch wrote to Zinke. "We look forward to working with the Department of Interior as your advance initiatives to ensure that more veterans are able to experience these treasured places."
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