National Parks’ Jarvis Testifies on Budget
Jonathan Jarvis testified on Friday (April 12) before the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations about the National Park Service’s $2.6 billion budget request for fiscal year 2014.
During the two-hour hearing, he focused on the potential impact of budget sequestration, saying that personnel furloughs and reduced services at national parks were inevitable.
Watch his testimony, courtesy of the C-SPAN Video Library, by clicking here.
Director Jarvis testified that, even in the face of limited budget resources, the National Park Service remains “committed to strategically focusing our efforts and resources on those functions critical to the protection of resources and visitors and employees.”
The President’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget requests $2.6 billion to support the critical conservation, preservation, and recreation mission of the National Park Service The budget provides a net programmatic increase of $26.1 million over 2012 to fund essential programs and emerging operational needs, plus $30.5 million in fixed cost increases.
Detailed information about the proposed FY2014 budget is available at http://home.nps.gov/news/release.htm?id=1465.