Rep. Susan Davis Honored for Protecting National Parks

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Washington, DC, July 15, 2015 | comments

Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) was honored with the Friend of the National Parks Award from the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) for her contributions to protecting and enhancing America’s national parks.

“I’m truly honored to receive the Friend of the National Parks Award,” said Davis. “We have a moral obligation to sustain and preserve our historical landmarks for generations to come. I want to extend my sincere appreciation to the NPCA for its dedication and contributions to our National Parks.”

“This diverse group of representatives and senators from across the aisle and country used their votes during the 113th Congress to stand up for the natural, scenic, educational, historical and recreational opportunities that our parks provide,” said NPCA President and CEO Clark Bunting. “As the National Park System’s centennial approaches, it’s imperative that these champions fight for an increase in park funding, promote land conversation and reduce the impacts of climate change on national parks.”

This year, NPCA tracked votes for three national park-related votes in the Senate and five in the House of Representatives. To receive the award, senators needed to vote in favor of national parks on at least two scored bills and representatives had to score at least three bills. Davis scored 100% on the NPCA Scorecard for the 113th Congress. 

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