WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and John Hoeven (R-ND)Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and Governor Doug Burgum (R-ND) released the following statements today after the National Park Service announced the appointment of Angie Richman as National Park Superintendent Theodore Roosevelt (TRNP).

“Welcome Angie Richman to the best of Americas ‘Best Idea,’ Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I look forward to working with you in your new role to resolve the maintenance backlog, continually improve the park experience, and expand access to North Dakota’s national treasure, said Senator Cramer.

“We are working to advance important priorities for Theodore Roosevelt National Park, after securing $39 million for repairs to the South Unit Scenic Loop while pressing multiple agency officials to expedite the repair process” , said Senator Hoeven. “We will continue these efforts with Superintendent Richman and look forward to working with her to complete this repair and other park improvements as soon as possible.”

“Theodore Roosevelt National Park is the premier tourist destination for North Dakotans and visitors to our state. It is important to maintain the park for future generations to enjoy and I look forward to working with Superintendent Richman,” said Congressman Armstrong.

“As our state’s most popular attraction, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is extremely important to North Dakota’s history, economy and quality of life. We congratulate Angela Richman on her appointment as TRNP Superintendent and look forward to working with her to enhance the park experience for travelers and residents,” said Governor Burgum. “We worked with our congressional and interior delegation on funding the repair of the South Unit Scenic Loop, and our successful efforts to secure more than $100 million in private donations and a public endowment for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum adjacent to the National Park in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands will make the park an even more appealing destination for generations to come.