BAR HARBOR (AP) — Maine’s senators say Congress should pass legislation that would make many veterans eligible for a free lifetime pass allowing entry to national parks.

Sen. Angus King says the Wounded Veterans Recreation Act would change current laws so all veterans with a service connected disability would be eligible for the pass. It would also provide access to other lands and waters owned by the U.S. government.

Right now, people must be permanently disabled to be eligible for a free pass.



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