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Sinema Calls on Congress to Protect National Parks for Everyday Arizonans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema joined members of Congress from both parties to support investment in America’s National Park system. Arizona families value our national parks and the access they provide to nature and recreation in some of our state’s most treasured and scenic places. National parks also generate $1.5 billion for Arizona’s economy and support 15,600 Arizona jobs.

“From the Grand Canyon to Petrified Forest, Arizona’s national parks are not only iconic, they’re economic drivers for communities across the state. These parks support our Western way of life, allow Arizonans to access our public lands, and create good paying jobs right here in Arizona,” said Congresswoman Sinema. “I’ll continue to work across the aisle to support our national parks so that every Arizonan can enjoy these natural treasures.”

In October, Sinema worked across the political divide to push back on a proposal to significantly raise park fees at many national parks, including Grand Canyon National Park. The fee increase would discourage many Arizona families from enjoying the benefits of the parks system, as well as harm Arizona’s tourism and outdoor recreation industries.

Read a copy of Congresswoman Sinema’s letter here.

NPS Approps Letter (03/21/1801:39 PMET )