Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has cosponsored legislation to give veterans improved access to America's natural treasures. H.R. 1354, the Veterans Eagle Parks Pass Act, would provide veterans with annual National Parks and Federal Lands Recreational Passes at greatly discounted rates.
"Our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands are among our nation's greatest treasures," said Simpson. "I believe that making sure that our veterans and their families can enjoy these majestic spaces is a fitting thank you to the men and women who have sacrificed to protect our great nation."
The America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass provides the public access to and use of federal recreation sites where an access fee is charged. The annual pass current costs $80. H.R. 1354 would provide a similar pass for veterans for $10, which is the discount seniors currently receive.