Park in Pelosi's district slated to receive $200M probed by top GOP senator


FIRST ON FOX: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee ranking member John Barrasso, R-Wyo., probed the national park trust in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s, D-Calif., district on its federally required financial self-sufficiency.

Barrasso sent the letter to Presidio Trust chair Lynne Benioff regarding the trust’s federal financial obligations.

The Presidio Trust in San Francisco oversees the national park and, per the legislation that established the trust, it must be financially self-sustainable.

"The Presidio Trust Act states that the Presidio of San Francisco must be financially self-sufficient and should not receive funding from the American taxpayer," Barrasso wrote. "The Presidio Trust’s website further confirms this by stating that the park is managed ‘at no cost to the taxpayers.’"

Barrasso noted that "$200 million of taxpayer funds" had been "earmarked" for the park by Pelosi and House Democrat leaders "as part of their reckless tax and spending budget legislation" and referenced a Fox News article that revealed several of the trust's board members – including Benioff – are major Pelosi donors.

The senator requested Benioff respond to a list of questions regarding the trust’s financial obligations, asking if the Presidio is "currently s... (Read more)

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