Legislative: NPFPL Legislative Hearing – May 27, 2021

Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 Time: 01:00 PM Presiding: The Honorable Joe Neguse, Chair

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (NPFPL) will hold a virtual, fully remote legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 1664 (Rep. Marc Veasey), To authorize the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 1931 (Rep. Doris Matsui), To provide competitive grants for the promotion of Japanese American confinement education as a means to understand the importance of democratic principles, use and abuse of power, and to raise awareness about the importance of cultural tolerance toward Japanese Americans, and for other purposes. Japanese American Confinement Education Act.
  • H.R. 2278 (Rep. Gerald Connolly), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to designate the September 11th National Memorial Trail, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2444 (Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón), To establish Fort San Gerónimo del Boquerón in Puerto Rico as an affiliated area of the National Park System, and for other purposes. Fort San Gerónimo Preservation Act.

Witness List

Panel I

Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon

Puerto Rico, At Large

Rep. Doris Matsui

California, 6th District

Rep. Gerald Connolly

Virginia, 11th District

Panel II

Ms. Joy Beasley (All Bills) (testimony)

Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science

National Park Service

Panel III

LTC William Swenson (H.R. 1664) (testimony)


National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation

Mr. S. Floyd Mori (H.R. 1931) (testimony)

Former National Executive Director

Japanese American Citizens League

Mr. David G. Brickley (H.R. 2278) (testimony)

Founder and President Emeritus

September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance

Mr. Juan Vera-Vega (H.R. 2444) (testimony)

State Underwater Archeologist

Council of Underwater Archeology

Institute of Puerto Rican Culture