Let the Bidding Begin
There's an interesting poker game under way in Washington, D.C., and the national parks are right smack dab in the middle of it. The question, of course, is who will blink first?
On one hand we have President Bush, who has proposed an increase in spending for the Park Service and who has told Congress he won't tolerate appropriations above his levels. And then you have the Senate Appropriations Committee, which sadly endorsed snowmobiles in Yellowstone but also bumped up spending for the parks.
Most recently, the House today is debating funding levels and many members also want to boost the Park Service's budget above the president's request.
It most definitely will be interesting to watch how this all gets sorted out.