Daines, King Celebrate National Parks

Introduce bipartisan resolution to dedicate National Park Week 

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Angus King (I-ME) today introduced a bipartisan resolution to mark April 21 through April 29 as National Park Week. 

This resolution encourages people around the country and world to spend time in America’s treasured national parks. In honor of National Park Week, entrance into all national parks will be free on April 21. 

“As a fifth-generation Montanan, I believe our national parks are some of this nation’s greatest treasures,” said Daines. “This week is a great opportunity to encourage folks to get outside with their friends and family and enjoy those beautiful national parks.”

“To understand the importance of our National Parks System, you need look no further than the expression on a child’s face as he or she looks out over the Grand Canyon or sees the view from Cadillac Mountain for the first time,” said Senator King. “These looks of wonderment on the faces of young people embody what makes our National Parks so special, and National Park Week honors the importance of these sites to America’s history.”

The text of the resolution can be found here.

To find your national park, click here.

The resolution is also co-sponsored by Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Shelton Whitehouse (D-RI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN),  Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jack Reed (D-RI), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Barrasso (R-WY), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), John Boozman (R-AR), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rob Portman (R-OH), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mike Enzi (R-WY)