WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released the following statement on the Senate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act:

“From our lakes, to our park trails, to the Boundary Waters, Minnesotans take pride in our love of the outdoors. I am proud of our bipartisan success in passing historic legislation that invests in our commitment to ensuring our nation’s trails, public lands, parks and open spaces remain protected and accessible for generations. The Great American Outdoors Act provides critical investments to create jobs and preserve natural resources for all Americans — from funding to maintain our national parks to investing in outdoor recreational opportunities, like our parks and trails, as well as permanently funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This bill dedicates $9.5 billion over the next 5 years for our national parks, which includes funding for campsites and trails in Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota. 

“I will continue to fight for our public lands, parks, and natural resources to ensure they remain protected for future generations.”