GOP Blames National Park Service for Government Shutdown

"House Republicans on Wednesday assailed the National Park Service director for erecting barriers at national monuments during the government shutdown."

"They accused Jonathan Jarvis of violating federal law by putting up the barricades at 401 national monuments and parks with no apparent imminent threat.

In a joint hearing Wednesday, the House Natural Resources, and Oversight and Government Reform committees met to review the actions of the Park Service since the government shutdown took effect Oct. 1."

Laura Barron-Lopez reports for The Hill's E2 Wire October 16, 2013.


"Shutdown Theater: Sen. Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin rally at World War II Memorial" (Dallas Morning News)

"Issa Subpoenas Park Service for Shutdown Documents" (E2 Wire/The Hill)

"Our National Parks Lost Millions Each Day Of The Shutdown, Republicans Point Fingers" (Huffington Post)

"'The Promises You Make Have No Value,' Issa Tells NPS Chief at Raucous Hearing" (Greenwire)

"Issa Demands Hearings Into Why No One Listens to Him" (New Yorker: 6/3/13)

"Don’t Look Back" (New Yorker: 1/24/11)

Source: Greenwire, 10/17/2013