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Legislative Hearing on H.R. ___, H.R. 2743, and H.R. 3976
Friday, April 4, 2014 9:00 AM
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. ___ (Bishop of UT), To amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to improve consistency and accountability in the collection and expenditure of Federal recreation fees, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2743 (Nugent), To make the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available at a discount to certain veterans. “Veterans Eagle Parks Pass Act”
  • H.R. 3976 (Ruiz), To provide for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability, and for other purposes. “Wounded Veterans Recreation Act”

Member Statements:

The Honorable Rob Bishop
Subcommittee Chairman

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

The Honorable Raul Ruiz
Member of Congress

The Honorable Richard B. Nugent
Member of Congress

Ms. Leslie Weldon
Deputy Chief
U.S. Forest Service
Department of Agriculture

Ms. Pam Haze
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Finance, Performance and Acquisition
Department of the Interior

Mr. Garett Reppenhagen (H.R. 3976)
Coordinator, Rocky Mountain West
Vet Voice Foundation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

PANEL II (H.R. ___)

Ms. Leslie Weldon
Deputy Chief
U.S. Forest Service
Department of Agriculture

Ms. Pam Haze
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Finance, Performance and Acquisition
Department of the Interior

Mr. Brian I. Merrill
Western River Expeditions
Moab Adventure Center
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. David Brown
Executive Director
America Outdoors Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Aaron Bannon
Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Director
National Outdoor Leadership School
(Truth in Testimony Form)

PANEL III (H.R. ___)

Ms. Kitty Benzar
Western Slope No-Fee Coalition
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Derrick Crandall
President
American Recreation Coalition
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Ms. Elizabeth Pemmerl
General Manager
NIC Inc.
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Todd Davidson
Chief Executive Officer
Travel Oregon
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Jack Terrell
Senior Project Manager
National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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