GOP questions Obama’s expansion of national parks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Times reports Republicans are raising questions about the timing and costs of President Obama’s decision to bypass Congress and designate five additional national monuments, coming as it does amid dire warnings about the impact of the most recent round of budget cuts, including to the National Park Service.

The newspaper lists the new monuments: the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico; the San Juan Islands National Monument in Washington state; the First State National Monument in Delaware and Pennsylvania; the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Ohio and a monument commemorating Harriet Tubman and her role in helping black slaves reach freedom through the Underground Railway in Maryland.

The article says Obama, who has been highlighting impending cuts to national parks because of the sequester, is using his power as President to designate the five new national monuments.

To read more in the Washington Times, click here.

Rebecca Kanable

Rebecca Kanable

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  • DAW says:

    What does this guy NOT understand?
    We NEED to cut government spending, not increase it.
    How much are these monuments going to cost us?
    (Or should I say our children)
    One can not spend their way out of bankruptcy.
    With the many people losing their jobs, tax revenue drops and expenses go up.
    It’s time we “Lay off” the President and eliminate the fat expense accounts of our elected officials.

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