Gov't Shutdown Could Affect Plowing | Big Horn Basin Media

Looming Shutdown Could Affect Yellowstone Plowing

Written by on March 22, 2018

A looming deadline in Washington D.C. could affect progress in Yellowstone National Park.
Although Congressional leaders reached a $1.3 trillion spending deal yesterday to keep government agencies operating through September, lawmakers must pass it before tomorrow night to avoid another government shutdown.
Dan Wenk, Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, told Chamber members in Cody on Monday that should the government shut down, so will their spring plowing operations.

At this point, Wenk said that the Park is on track to open the first Friday in May, as usual, if the government doesn’t shut down due to differences between the lawmakers in D.C.
According to an article in the Washington Post, the more than 2,000-page spending bill would increase military funding, but block much of President Trump’s immigration agenda.

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