WASHINGTON — The House, chipping away at the Reagan Administration's new entrance fee program at 72 national parks, Monday approved a Senate-passed bill to rescind the $1 charge at the Statue of Liberty.
The bill, approved on a voice vote, was sent to President Reagan.
Although the Administration has not backed down from the park fees, National Park Service spokesman Duncan Morrow said after the House vote there was "little doubt" that Reagan would sign the bill.
"I think it's highly unlikely that the Administration would want to get into a major struggle over a bill that affects one unit of the national parks," he said.
The House vote was the latest attack on the Park Service plan, announced last December, to impose admission fees at 72 previously free parks, national monuments and other installations, beginning last February.