Washington, DC – The National Park Service has just informed Congressman Bill Keating that the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission has been authorized to hold a meeting. This comes after intense personal lobbying by the Congressman to reinstate the Commission’s meetings, which had been put on hold at the beginning of the Trump Administration.
“There is no good reason why the Advisory Commission was not allowed to meet during the past year - absolutely none,” said Congressman Keating. “I was furious at the Administration’s stonewalling and I let that be known. The Advisory Commission is a problem-solving group that is a positive for the community and National Seashore. It’s well past time that the Commission should meet.”
Congressman Keating has made numerous phone calls to Administration Officials at both the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. Staff has also been in daily contact with officials as well.
The Advisory Commission remains under uncategorized review.
“I look forward to working with Superintendent Carlstrom,” continued Congressman Keating. “And believe this breakthrough is a positive first step towards concluding the review of the Commission.”