Biden to survey stimulus work in national parks
July 23, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden will head west next week to check on the progress of stimulus-funded projects in some of the country’s national parks.
The White House says Biden will visit Yellowstone on Monday, followed by a trip to the Grand Canyon Tuesday. About $25 million from the $862 billion stimulus went to construction and maintenance projects in the national parks.
The Obama administration has been a big supporter of the national parks. President Barack Obama and his family vacationed in Maine’s Acadia National Park last week, and visited Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon last summer.