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Frank Bernheisel: The View From Here
Frank Bernheisel
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Frank Bernheisel
Posted 11.05.13
Just Outside Washington

FRANK BERNHEISEL

LETTER TO MY TWO SENATORS FROM THE STATE OF VIRGINIA

Senator Warner and Senator Kaine:

Five states -- Arizona, Colorado, New York, South Dakota and Utah -- decided to fund the opening of national parks during the recent federal government shutdown. National parks are both highly visible and in several areas are the economic backbone of the area around them.

These states made these choices for their own economic and political reasons. This underscores the fact that shutdowns of the federal government are both costly and damage the social fabric. I understand that these states are now trying to obtain reimbursement from the federal government.

I am categorically opposed to any reimbursement of these states for this purpose.

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