Summary: proposed Omnibus Bill for the rest of FY'17

 Cathy Ball at NTEU legislative affairs just provided this summary of how the proposed Omnibus Bill for the rest of FY'17 treats NPS.  It looks kinda ok.  Any thoughts?
National Park Service:  The bill provides $2.93 billion for the National Park Service, a 3% increase above the FY 2016 level.   Within the amount is an increase of $11 million to fund newly authorized park units and expansion of critical responsibilities of existing parks. The bill also includes an increase of $16 million for park construction projects and a $40 million increase for maintenance activities to help eliminate the Service’s estimated $12 billion deferred maintenance backlog. The bill provides $5 million to restore the Save America’s Treasures historic preservation program, $4 million to fund infrastructure and preservation grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and $13.5 million for grants to preserve civil rights sites and support underrepresented communities.  It includes $62 million for national recreation and preservation programs, including heritage partnership programs and international park affairs.  Finally, it includes $20 million for the Centennial Challenge program, which uses Federal funds to leverage non-Federal investments in national parks.
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