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Oversight Field Hearing on “Stopping Federal Land and Water Grabs: Protecting Property Rights from Washington, DC Edicts”
Monday, July 29, 2013 1:00 PM
Subcommittee on Water and Power
Theater of the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis Street, West Plains, Missouri

Oversight Field Hearing on:

  • "Stopping Federal Land and Water Grabs: Protecting Property Rights from Washington, DC Edicts”

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Witnesses and Testimony:


The Honorable Sonya Anderson
Missouri House of Representatives
Springfield, Missouri

Tom Cox
Van Buren, Missouri
(Truth in Testimony Form)

The Honorable Ralph Guynn
Justice of the Peace
Boone County, Arkansas
Harrison, Arkansas

The Honorable Missy Irvin
Arkansas State Senator
Mountain View, Arkansas

Jerry King
Summersville, Missouri

The Honorable Kelley Linck
Arkansas House of Representatives
Yellville, Arkansas

The Honorable Shawn Rhoads
Missouri House of Representatives
West Plains, Missouri

The Honorable Robert Ross
Missouri House of Representatives
Houston, Missouri

Rebecca Wodder*
Senior Advisor to the Secretary
Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C.

* Ms. Wodder was invited by the Subcommittee but declined to attend.


The National Blueways Secretarial Order was signed by Secretary Salazar in 2012 and creates unilateral authority for the Secretary to designate entire watersheds as “National Blueways.” On June 28th, Chairman Hastings sent a letter to Secretary Jewell highlight concerns and seeking further information about the implementation of the National Blueways Program. 

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