The U.S. Senate on April 6 approved a bipartisan resolution proposed the same day by U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and more than 60 of his colleagues marking April 16-24 as National Parks Week.
The Senate gave unanimous consent to Senate Resolution (S.Res.) 582, which is sponsored by U.S. Senator Angus King, Jr. (I-ME). Senator Daines is among the original 61 co-sponsors of the bipartisan resolution.
“Our national parks help set us apart from the rest of the world, and in Montana we have some of the best,” said Senator Daines, a senior member of the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. National parks. “Enjoying Montana’s great outdoors isn’t just a favorite pastime, it’s part of our way of life.”
S.Res. 582 “encourages the people of the United States and the world to responsibly visit, experience, recreate, and support the treasured national parks of the United States, according to the text of the resolution, and in honor of National Parks Week , entry to all national parks will be free on April 16.
“This National Park Week, I encourage people to get out and find their park,” said Senator Daines.
The resolution now heads to the US House of Representatives for consideration.