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New Bill Gives Wounded Veterans Lifetime Passes To National Parks

Written by on November 22, 2020

Senators in California and New England have backed legislation that would give wounded vets free access to America’s national parks.

The bill is named The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act and has recently passed in the House of Representatives and the Senate. The main proponents of the law are Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Democratic California Rep. Raul Ruiz.

The bill expands the 2004 Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act by making veterans with service-related disabilities eligible for a free, lifetime pass to national parks.

Senator Collins said:

“The change will ensure that disabled veterans can continue to access our country’s national treasures for outdoor recreation, which can help heal both the visible and invisible wounds of war.”

USA Today

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