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Daines Works To Pass Bill To Reimburse States During Gov 't Shut Down

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Congressman Steve Daines is working to get a bill passed that would reimburse states that reopen National Parks due to a federal government shut down.

Daines introduced the legislation that would ensure the federal government reimburses states that decide to open national parks in the event of another shut down.

Treasurer of the Montana Lodging and Hospitality Association, Matt Sease shared his support for the bill on Thursday.

"If there is another government shut down, we want to make sure our industry and every state has a mechanism in place to get reimbursed by the federal government for their losses during the shut down," said Sease.

He said tourism brings more than $3 billion to our state's economy and hotel owners cannot withstand the negative impacts of a government shut down.

Governor Steve Bullock has said he would not reopen the parks under state financing because he sees that as a federal duty.

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