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Statement by Senators McCain and Flake on the Reopening of Grand Canyon National Park

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today released the following statement on the agreement to reopen the Grand Canyon National Park:

"We are pleased that Secretary Jewell and Governor Brewer have reached an agreement to reopen the Grand Canyon National Park using donated funds. It makes no sense for Washington's dysfunction to continue hurting Arizonans whose livelihoods depend on Park tourism. We strongly encourage the thousands of visitors who intended to travel to the Grand Canyon this Columbus Day weekend to keep their vacation plans and enjoy this remarkable national treasure."


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