NPS Chief Defends Lawmakers' Jabs Over Park Shutdowns

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT) -- The director of the National Park Service on Wednesday defended the shutdown of all parks, including private hotels and restaurants, in the face of allegations by some members of Congress that the agency violated federal law, including the Anti-Deficiency Act, through its actions.

During a five-hour joint hearing between the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Republican representatives accused NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis of possibly violating the Anti-Deficiency Act by expending resources to barricade and close down parks and...
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