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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 919, H.R. 938, H.R. 1278, H.R. 2240, H.R. 2489, H.R. 3411 and H.R. 3440
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
1324 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS, FORESTS AND PUBLIC LANDS
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
10:00 a.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:
  • H.R. 919 (Franks of Arizona), To provide for the conveyance of certain public land in Mohave Valley, Mohave County, Arizona, administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, for use as a public shooting range. "Mohave Valley Land Conveyance Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 938 (Poe), To establish a commission to ensure a suitable observance of the centennial of World War I and to designate memorials to the service of men and women of the United States in World War I. "Frank Buckles World War I Memorial Act"
  • H.R. 1278 (Sullivan), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study regarding the suitability and feasibility of designating the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park and other sites in Tulsa, Oklahoma, relating to the 1921 Tulsa race riot as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2240 (Tsongas), To authorize the exchange of land or interest in land between Lowell National Historical Park and the city of Lowell in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for other purposes. "Lowell National Historical Park Land Exchange Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 2489 (Holt), To authorize the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American Battlefield Protection Program. "American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 3411 (Benishek), To modify a land grant patent issued by the Secretary of the Interior.
  • H.R. 3440 (Flake), To provide for certain oversight and approval on any decisions to close National Monument land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management to recreational shooting, and for other purposes. "Recreational Shooting Protection Act"

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Rob Bishop
Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

The Honorable Trent Franks, AZ (H.R. 919)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC (H.R. 938)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Ted Poe, TX (H.R. 938)
Member of Congress

The Honorable John Sullivan, OK (H.R. 1278)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Niki Tsongas, MA (H.R. 2240)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Rush Holt, NJ (H.R. 2489)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Dan Benishek, MI (H.R. 3411)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Jeff Flake, AZ (H.R. 3440)
Member of Congress

Panel II

Bob Ratcliffe (H.R. 919, H.R. 3411, H.R. 3440)
Deputy Assistant Director
Renewable Resources & Planning
Bureau of Land Management

Susan Recce (H.R. 919, H.R. 3440)
Director
Conservation, Wildlife and Natural Resources
National Rifle Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel III

Peter May (H.R. 938, H.R. 1278, H.R. 2240, H.R. 2489)
Associate Regional Director
National Capital Region
National Park Service

Adam Baacke (H.R. 2240)
Assistant City Manager and
Director of Planning and Development
City of Lowell, Massachusetts

Edwin Fountain (H.R. 938)
Director
World War I Memorial Foundation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Nelson Rimensnyder (H.R. 938)
Historian
The Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia
(Truth in Testimony Form)

David Hackett Fischer (H.R. 2489)
University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History
Brandeis University
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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