National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis will have to defend his agency Wednesday against GOP claims that it acted politically to make the shutdown's effects more painful than necessary. Jarvis is among the witnesses scheduled to testify at a hearing on the Park Service's shutdown procedures, reports The Hill.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced the witnesses for the joint hearing it is holding with the House Natural Resources Committee. Last week, some national parks were allowed to reopen, provided states paid for their operating costs.
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