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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1980, H.R. 2070, H.R. 2621 and H.R. 3155
Thursday, November 3, 2011 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
1334 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FOREST AND PUBLIC LANDS
1334 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, November 3, 2011
10:00 a.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:
  • H.R. 1980 (Runyan), To authorize the Gold Star Mothers National Monument Foundation to establish a national monument in the District of Columbia. "Gold Star Mothers National Monument Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 2070 (Johnson, OH), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the Nation on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day. "World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 2621 (Tipton), To establish the Chimney Rock National Monument in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes. "Chimney Rock National Monument Establishment Act"
  • H.R. 3155 (Franks), To preserve the multiple use land management policy in the State of Arizona, and for other purposes. "Northern Arizona Mining Continuity Act of 2011"

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Senator Orrin Hatch, R-UT (H.R. 3155)
Senator John McCain, R-AZ (H.R. 3155)
Senator Michael Bennet, D-CO (H.R. 2621)
Congressman Trent Franks, R-AZ (H.R. 3155)
Congressman Jeff Flake, R-AZ (H.R. 3155)
Congressman Jon Runyan, R-NJ (H.R. 1980)
Congressman Bill Johnson, R-OH (H.R. 2070)
Congressman Scott Tipton, R-CO (H.R. 2621)

Panel II (H.R. 1980, H.R. 2070, H.R. 2621)

Robert V. Abbey
Director
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of the Interior

Mary Wagner
Associate Chief
US Forest Service
United States Department of Agriculture

George “Poppy” Fowler
World War II Veteran
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Judith C. Young
Chair
Gold Star Mothers National Monument Foundation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Ricky Lightfoot
Trustee and Former President and CEO
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel III (H.R. 3155)

Robert V. Abbey
Director
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of the Interior

Mary Wagner
Associate Chief
U.S. Forest Service
United States Department of Agriculture

Buster Johnson
Supervisor
Mohave County, AZ

Dr. Karen Wenrich
Research Geologist
U.S. Geological Survey, Retired
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mark Trautwein
Former Staff Consultant
Environment, Energy, and Public Lands
US Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel IV (H.R. 3155)

Robert V. Abbey
Director
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of the Interior

Mary Wagner
Associate Chief
U.S. Forest Service
United States Department of Agriculture

Harold Roberts
Executive Vice President
Denison Mines
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Richard Myers
Vice President of Policy Development, Planning, and Supplier Programs
Nuclear Energy Institute
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Stephen Verkamp
President
Verkamp’s Inc.
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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