Hurd Stumps For Park Restoration Bill

EL PASO, TX (Ben caxton) — With 29 counties, two time zones and more than 800 miles of U.S.-Mexico border, the 23rd Congressional District of Texas is certainly one of the most unique congressional districts in the nation, said U.S. Representative Will Hurd in an op-ed in the El Paso Herald-Post yesterday. Hurd took the opportunity to plug his initiative that increases funding to make long-neglected repairs in the U.S. National Park system. Hurd writes that National Parks are an integral part of the American experience, and there seven in his district, including Big Bend and the San Antonio Missions, which provide immeasurable cultural, environmental, and economic benefits. Each park’s landscape has a unique story that allows visitors to understand our past, appreciate our present, and know where we’re going in the future. He says that for these parks to remain beautiful and accessible, we have a responsibility as a nation to care for and maintain them. Hurd recently introduced the “National Park Service Legacy Act”. The bipartisan bill would address the present repair backlog by distributing currently unassigned federal mineral revenues back into a restoration fund.

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