Bishop Blasts NPS Director for Shutdown Closures

Rep. Rob Bishop accuses the National Park Service of violating federal law by putting up barricades at 401 national monuments and parks during the government shutdown. 

Reports The Hill:

In a joint hearing Wednesday, the House Natural Resources, and Oversight and Government Reform committees met to review the actions of the Park Service since the government shutdown took effect Oct. 1.

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) charged the NPS with violating the Antideficiency Act in barring visitors from the parks during the shutdown. The law prohibits any work from being done during a lapse in government funding.