House quickly approves bill permitting pack animals in California park

The House on Friday quickly approved a bill that would require the secretary of the Interior to issue permits for pack animals to go into the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, after a January court decision limited access for pack animals.

The bill, H.R. 4849, was quickly introduced Thursday and passed by unanimous consent on Friday morning, and enjoyed the support of both Republicans and Democrats who fear the decision would drastically reduce tourism in the park.

The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Backcountry Access Act was introduced by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).

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