[Congressional Record Volume 166, Number 130 (Thursday, July 23, 2020)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E671]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOORS ACT


                         HON. DAVID B. MCKINLEY

                            of west virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, July 23, 2020

  Mr. McKINLEY. Madam Speaker, Yesterday, I mistakenly voted against 
the Great American Outdoors Act As cosponsor of the House companion to 
this bill, I support permanent, full funding for the Land and 
Conservation Fund and funding for deferred maintenance in the National 
Parks System. This important piece of legislation would protect and 
ensure safe access to important locations in West Virginia like the 
Monongahela National Forest or the New River Gorge National River. The 
continued operation of locations like these would further generate $9 
billion annually in consumer spending and support 91,000 jobs across 
West Virginia.