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Park Service chief says budget cuts not political ploy

WASHINGTON — Facing withering criticism from House Republicans, the director of the National Park Service Tuesday rejected suggestions the agency purposely hyped the negative impact of mandatory spending reductions for political gain.

Automatic cuts to the agency, said Park Service chief Jon Jarvis, are ‘‘painful by definition. We have worked to try and minimize that pain, but I will tell you that we have not instructed anyone to intentionally make this painful to the public.’’

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