Ivanka Trump visits Rocky Mountain park after passage of conservation bill

Ivanka Trump visits Rocky Mountain park after passage of conservation bill
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Trump, alongside Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, will tour the park and also deliver remarks, according to the White House. 

The tour is one day after the House passed the Great American Outdoors Act, which would provide funding for a popular conservation fund and address a maintenance backlog, sending it to the president’s desk. 


One of the legislation’s key sponsors was Colorado Sen. Cory GardnerCory GardnerBiden administration reverses Trump changes it says 'undermined' conservation program Gardner to lead new GOP super PAC ahead of midterms OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court rules against fast-track of Trump EPA's 'secret science' rule | Bureau of Land Management exodus: Agency lost 87 percent of staff in Trump HQ relocation | GM commits to electric light duty fleet by 2035 MORE (R), who faces a tough reelection fight. 

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“We MUST protect our National Parks for our children and grandchildren. I am calling on the House to pass the GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOORS ACT today. Thanks  @SenCoryGardner  and  @SteveDaines  for all your work on this HISTORIC BILL!” he tweeted Wednesday ahead of the bill’s passage. 

The legislation permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which helps to secure land for parks, protect endangered species habitats and preserve forests. 

It would also provide billions to address a maintenance backlog at national parks that stems from budget constraints. 


In 2016, Trump lost Colorado by about 3 percentage points. 

The president has sought to paint himself as a conservation champion in his support for the legislation, though his support for the LWCF is a reversal of a prior position.

Earlier this year, he had proposed slashing the LWCF’s budget by about 97 percent. 

His administration has also tried to shrink or strip protections from a number of other national monuments including the Bears Ears National Monument, the Grand Staircase National monument and the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument