LIVESTREAM NEXT WEEK: Trails, Parks and Memorial Bills on Thursday

Washington, D.C. – The Natural Resources Committee is holding one livestreamed event next week.



Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, led by Chair Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

H.R. 6142 (Ryan), To amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Buckeye Trail as a national scenic trail, and for other purposes. Buckeye National Scenic Trail Feasibility Study Act of 2021.

·          H.R. 6199 (Jason Smith), To revise the boundary of the Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park in the State of Missouri, and for other purposes. Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act.

·          H.R. 6201 (Watson Coleman), To extend the authority for the establishment of a commemorative work to honor enslaved and free Black persons who served in the American Revolution, and for other purposes. National Liberty Memorial Preservation Act.

·          H.R. 6337 (Neguse), To require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to develop long-distance bike trails on Federal land, and for other purposes. Biking on Long-Distance Trails Act.

·          H.R. 6434 (Obernolte), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish, within the National Park Service, the Japanese American World War II History Network, and for other purposes. Japanese American World War II History Network Act

·          H.R. 6435 (Rodgers), To provide for the application of certain provisions of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 for fiscal year 2021. SRS FY21 Technical Fix.

·          H.R. 6451 (Kirkpatrick), To establish the Chiricahua National Park in the State of Arizona as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes. Chiricahua National Park Act



Panel I: Congressional Panel

  • Rep. Tim Ryan, Ohio, 13th District
  • Rep. Joe NeguseColorado, 2nd District
  • Rep. Bonnie Watson ColemanNew Jersey, 12th District

Panel II: Administration Panel

·          TBD


Panel III: Expert Witness Panel 

·          Mr. Andrew Bashaw (H.R. 6142), Executive Director, Buckeye Trail Association

·          Mr. Happy Welch (H.R. 6199), City Administrator, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

·          Mr. Maurice Barboza (H.R. 6201), Founder, Liberty Fund DC

·          Mr. Bruce Saito (H.R. 6434), Chair, Friends of Manzanar

·          The Honorable Skip Brandt (H.R. 6435), Commissioner, Idaho County, Idaho


When: 10:00 a.m. Eastern time

Watch Live: https://youtu.be/HWnrLrWIJik

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