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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1786, H.R. 1829, H.R. 2468 and H.R. __ "Military and Veterans in Parks Act" | Subcommittee on Federal Lands

On Thursday, July 20, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • Discussion draft of H.R. ____ (Rep. Kiggans), “Military and Veterans in Parks (MVP) Act”;
  • H.R. 1786 (Rep. Levin), “GROW Act”;
  • H.R. 1829 (Rep. Crane), To require the Secretary of Agriculture to convey the Pleasant Valley Ranger District Administrative Site to Gila County, Arizona; and
  • H.R. 2468 (Rep. Owens), “Mountain View Corridor Completion Act”.

Witnesses and Testimony

Panel I

(Members of Congress): 

To Be Announced

Panel II (Administration Officials): 

Ms. Jacqueline Emanuel
Associate Deputy Chief
National Forest System
U.S. Forest Service
Washington, D.C.
[Discussion Draft of the MVP Act, H.R. 1829] 

Mr. Frank Lands
Deputy Director for Operations
National Park Service
Washington, D.C.
[Discussion Draft of the MVP Act, H.R. 1786, H.R. 2468]

Panel III (Outside Experts): 

The Honorable Woody Cline
Gila County
Arizona [H.R. 1829] 

Ms. Lisa Wilson
Deputy Director of Engineering and Operations
Utah Department of Transportation
Salt Lake City, Utah [H.R. 2468] 

Mr. Marc Berejka
Divisional Vice President
Community Advocacy & Impact
REI, Kent
[Discussion Draft of the MVP Act] 

Mr. Jeremy Villanueva
Government Affairs Associate Director
Wounded Warrior Project, Washington, D.C.
[Discussion Draft of the MVP Act and H.R. 1786]
[Minority Witness]