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“This is a totally phony complaint that comes up every time there is a federal shutdown or threat of a shutdown,” Myron Ebell, director of International Environmental and Global Warming Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. ”Those who are against closing the National Parks should support the House legislation to keep the federal government funded.”
“If Majority Leader Reid and Senate Democrats insist on shutting down most of the federal government, they should have first passed legislation to keep the National Parks open. They have had the votes to pass such legislation for years in both the Senate and the House,” Ebell added.