National parks across the United States face a maintenance backlog of about $12 billion, with needs in Virginia alone exceeding $1.1 billion. Soon, we hope, these treasured attractions will receive the necessary funding to fix these longstanding issues.

The Restore Our Parks Act seeks money to address deferred maintenance at our country’s national parks. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is the lead sponsor of the bill, which enjoys bipartisan support.

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump publicly announced he would support the proposal. The act was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in November and now awaits action on the Senate floor.