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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 250, H.R. 382, H.R. 432, H.R. 758, H.R. 1512, H.R. 1434, H.R. 1439, H.R. 1459, and H.R. 885
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 250 (Chaffetz), To amend the Antiquities Act of 1906 to place additional requirements on the establishment of national monuments under that Act, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 382 (Foxx), To provide for State approval of national monuments, and for other purposes. “Preserve land Freedom for Americans Act”
  • H.R. 432 (Amodei), To prohibit the further extension or establishment of national monuments in Nevada except by express authorization of Congress.
  • H.R. 758 (Stewart), To prohibit the further extension or establishment of national monuments in Utah except by express authorization of Congress. “Utah Land Sovereignty Act”
  • H.R. 1512 (Pearce), To prohibit the further extension or establishment of national monuments in New Mexico except by express authorization of Congress. “New Mexico Land Sovereignty Act”
  • H.R. 1434 (Daines), To prohibit the further extension or establishment of national monuments in Montana, except by express authorization of Congress, and for other purposes. “Montana Land Sovereignty Act”
  • H.R. 1439 (Labrador), To prohibit the further extension or establishment of national monuments in Idaho, except by express authorization of Congress. “Idaho Land Sovereignty Act”
  • H.R. 1459 (Bishop of UT), To ensure that the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 applies to the declaration of national monuments, and for other purposes. “Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act”
  • H.R. 885 (Doggett), To expand the boundary of San Antonio Missions National Historical park, to conduct a study of potential land acquisitions, and for other purposes. “San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013”

Archived Video Webcast:

Member Statements:

The Honorable Rob Bishop
Subcommittee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

The Honorable Raúl Labrador
Member of Congress

The Honorable Chris Stewart
Member of Congress

The Honorable Steve Daines
Member of Congress

The Honorable Paul Gosar
Member of Congress

The Honorable Jason Chaffetz
Member of Congress

The Honorable Virginia Foxx
Member of Congress

The Honorable Lloyd Doggett
Member of Congress

PANEL II

John Jones
Commissioner
Carbon County, UT

Dave Eliason 
Public Lands Council
Utah Cattlemen’s Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Honorable Molly Ward
Mayor
City of Hampton, VA

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