Free park pass for vets backed

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Wednesday introduced an amendment to bipartisan sportsmen’s legislation to make all veterans with a service-connected disability eligible for a free, lifetime pass allowing entry to national parks and other recreational lands and waters held by the United States.

Sens. Collins’ and Shaheen’s amendment is based on the bipartisan Wounded Veterans Recreation Act the Senators introduced in May. It would amend the decade-old Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to give eligible veterans a lifetime parks pass.

“As the Senate considers the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, it is fitting that we also ensure that all our wounded veterans have access to the free, lifetime pass to enjoy our national parks and federal recreational lands,” said Sen. Collins.

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