VP Pence visits Yellowstone National Park
UPDATED 6:31 AM PT — Friday, June 14, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence recently visited Yellowstone National Park to speak about infrastructure.
The vice president took a tour of Old Faithful Thursday alongside the second lady and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt. He noted that many of the country’s national parks are in need of maintenance and improvements.
There’s currently a $13 billion maintenance backlog with Yellowstone needing about $500 million to repair its roads and bridges among other necessities. The vice president said the White House has allocated $3 billion for the national parks in its 2020 budget.
Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Yellowstone Superintendent Cameron Sholly give a shout-out to a retiring employee, Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Vice President Mike Pence visited Yellowstone National Park Thursday to promote a plan to whittle away the more than $12 billion repair-and-maintenance backlog in parks across the U.S. (Larry Mayer/The Billings Gazette via AP)
“We’ll get that bill to the president’s desk and we’ll have even more resources to clear that backlog, and make sure that Yellowstone and all of out national parks are pristine and accessible,” stated Pence.
Congress still needs to approve the 2020 budget before it can take effect.
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