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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

Congressman Duncan's Statement on Scores Given to Congress by the National Parks Action Fund

September 30, 2016
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The National Parks Action Fund is closely affiliated with and in fact was organized by the National Parks Conservation Association.

The NPCA is really the parent organization to the National Parks Action Fund; and in fact, the head of the NPCA was at the press conference announcing formation of the National Parks Action Fund.

The National Parks Conservation Association, like the Trump Foundation, is a tax-exempt foundation which pays no taxes.

While I am sure the NPCA has probably done enough to comply with the letter of the law, they certainly have violated the spirit of the law which prohibits partisan political activities by tax-exempt organizations.

To show you how highly partisan they have become, they rated almost every Democrat in the House with an “A” and almost every Republican with an “F.”

In fact, 172 out of 188 Democrats got “A’s” and none got “F’s,” while 236 out of 244 Republicans got “F’s.”

The National Parks Action Fund cherry-picked only 11 out of 1,275 votes in the House to skew the results for the Democrats.