Legislative: NPFPL Legislative Hearing – July 13, 2020

Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Date: Monday, July 13, 2020 Time: 02:00 PM Presiding: The Honorable Debra Haaland, Chair

On Monday, July 13, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, via Cisco WebEx, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

·         H.R. 4345 (Rep. Elaine Luria), To provide for the acquisition of non-Federal land for inclusion in the Fort Monroe National Monument in the State of Virginia, and for other purposes. “Fort Monroe National Monument Land Acquisition Act.” 

·         H.R. 4840 (Rep. Tom O’Halleran), To modify the boundary of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, and for other purposes. “Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act of 2019.”

·         H.R. 5458 (Rep. Joe Neguse), To modify the boundary of the Rocky Mountain National Park, and for other purposes. “Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification Act.” 

·         H.R. 5459 (Rep. Joe Neguse), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to correct a land ownership error within the Boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park, and for other purposes. “Rocky Mountain National Park Ownership Correction Act.” 

·         H.R. 5472 (Rep. Sanford Bishop), To redesignate the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site as the “Jimmy Carter National Historical Park”. “Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Redesignation Act.” 

·         H.R. 5852 (Rep. James Himes), To redesignate the Weir Farm National Historic Site in the State of Connecticut as the “Weir Farm National Historical Park”. “Weir Farm National Historical Park Redesignation Act.”

·         H.R. 7098 (Rep. Raúl Grijalva), To expand the boundary of Saguaro National Park, to study additional land for future adjustments to the boundary of the park, and for other purposes. “Saguaro National Park Boundary Expansion and Study Act of 2020.” 

·         H.R. 7489 (Rep. Rob Wittman), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the Commonwealth of Virginia certain Federal land under the administrative jurisdiction of the National Park Service for the construction of rail and other infrastructure, and for other purposes. “Long Bridge Act of 2020.”

Witness List

Panel I

Rep. Elaine Luria (H.R. 4345) Virginia, 2nd District

Rep. Joe Neguse (H.R. 5458 & 5459) Colorado, 2nd District

Rep. Sanford Bishop (H.R. 5472) Georgia, 2nd District

Rep. Jim Himes (H.R. 5852) Connecticut, 4th District

Rep. Rau?l Grijalva (H.R. 7098) Arizona, 3rd District

Rep. Rob Wittman (H.R. 7489) Virginia, 1st District

Witness List

Panel II

The Honorable Mamie E. Locke, Ph.D. (H.R. 4345) (testimony)

Member
Senate of Virginia

Mr. Barnaby V. Lewis (H.R. 4840) (testimony)

Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Gila River Indian Community

Mr. Vance Brand (H.R. 5458) (testimony)

Former Astronaut, NASA Manager, Bar D Ranch LLC

Ms. Elizabeth W. Castagna (H.R. 5852) (testimony)

Vice President
Friends of Weir Farm National Historic Site

Mr. Kevin Dahl (H.R. 7098) (testimony)

Arizona Senior Program Manager National Parks Conservation Association

The Honorable Shannon Valentine (H.R. 7489) (testimony)

Secretary of Transportation
Commonwealth of Virginia