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Subcommittee on National Parks Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3532, H.R. 5452, H.R. 5485, and H.R. 5978
Thursday, September 7, 2006 10:00 AM



SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS
1334 Longworth House Office Building
September 7, 2006,
10:00 a.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 3532 (Camp), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of maritime sites in the State of Michigan. "Michigan Lighthouse and Maritime Heritage Act"
  • H.R. 5452 (Reynolds), To make the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available at a discount to certain veterans. "Veterans Eagle Parks Pass Act"
  • H.R. 5485 (Baird), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of establishing the Columbia-Pacific National Heritage Area in the States of Washington and Oregon, and for other purposes. "Columbia-Pacific National Heritage Area Study Act"
  • H.R. 5978 (Blunt), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of including the battlefields and related sites of the First and Second Battles of Newtonia, Missouri, during the Civil War as part of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield or designating the battlefields and related sites as a separate unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

WITNESSES & TESTIMONY:

Panel I

The Honorable Dave Camp, (MI-4)(H.R. 3532)

The Honorable Tom Reynolds, (NY-26)(H.R. 5452)

The Honorable Brian Baird, (WA-3)(H.R. 5485)

The Honorable David Wu, (OR-1)(H.R. 5485)

The Honorable Roy Blunt, (MO-7)(H.R. 5978)

Panel II

John Wessels (H.R. 3532, H.R. 5452, H.R. 5485, and H.R. 5978)
Acting Assistant Director for Business Services
National Park Service

Dr. Kirk Lindquist
Michigan Lighthouse Fund
Okemos, Michigan

Mr. Alec Petkoff
Assistant Director for Policy and Research
The American Legion

Mr. Bob Andrew
President
Long Beach Merchants Association

Ms. Rita “Kay” Hively
Newtonia Battlefields Protection Association
Neosho, Missouri

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