Source: United States Senator for Ohio Rob Portman
Headline: At Senate Hearing, Portman Highlights Strong Bipartisan Support for the Restore Our Parks Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks hearing, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) delivered opening remarks thanking his Senate colleagues for their support of his Restore Our Parks Act. Portman’s bipartisan legislation would help address the nearly $12 billion backlog of long-delayed maintenance projects at the National Park Service (NPS). The bill would do so by establishing the “National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund” to reduce the maintenance backlog by allocating half of the existing unobligated revenues the government receives from on and offshore energy development up to $1.3 billion per year for the next five years.