November 23, 2013
Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, (left) accused Republican lawmakers of presenting “doomsday scenarios” of another federal government shutdown in an effort to deflect blame for the October shutdown. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, accused the National Park Service of operating under a “Soviet-era mindset” by closing parks around the country. (Cronkite News Service photo by Jack Fitzpatrick)
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The National Park Service is not interested in coming up with plans to let states pay to keep parks open should another government shutdown occur, a service official testified Thursday to a House subcommittee.