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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3286, H.R. 3294, H.R. 3311, H.R. 3492, and H.R. 915
Thursday, November 21, 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. 3286 (Daines), To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to reimburse States that use State funds to operate National Parks during the Federal Government shutdown, and for other purposes. “Protecting States, Opening National Parks Act”
  • H.R. 3294 (Young of AK), To establish a streamlined process through which a State may claim authority over and responsibility for management of Federal lands located in the State without claiming ownership of the land, and for other purposes. “State-Run Federal Lands Act”
  • H.R. 3311 (Stewart), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into agreements with States to allow continued operation of facilities and programs that have been determined to have a direct economic impact on tourism, mining, timber, or general transportation in the State and which would otherwise cease operating, in whole or in part, during a Federal Government shutdown that is the result of a lapse in appropriations, and for other purposes. “Providing Access and Retain Continuity (PARC) Act”
  • H.R. 3492 ​(Lummis), To provide for the use of hand-propelled vessels in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and the National Elk Refuge, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 915 (Kennedy), To authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

The Honorable Joseph P. Kennedy
Member of Congress

The Honorable Sam Farr
Member of Congress

PANEL II

Bruce Sheaffer
Comptroller
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Honorable Spencer J. Cox
Lieutenant Governor
State of Utah

Matt Sease
Treasurer
Montana Lodging and Hospitality Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Aaron Pruzan
Wilson, WY

Robert Nelson
Chevy Chase, MD
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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