Livestreams Next Week: Legislation on Monday, Infrastructure Impacts on Tuesday, Wildlife Economic Benefits on Wednesday, Tribal Health on Thursday

Washington, D.C. – The Natural Resources Committee is hosting four livestreamed events next week.

Monday, July 13

On Monday, July 13, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, will lead a 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. Jim 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 M. 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.”

When: 2:00 p.m. Eastern time

Watch Live: https://bit.ly/3iJJZvP (Facebook) or https://youtu.be/2_snPYh-sdE (YouTube)


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. Raúl M. Grijalva (H.R. 7098)

Arizona, 3rd District

Rep. Rob Wittman (H.R. 7489)

Virginia, 1st District

Panel II

The Honorable Mamie E. Locke (H.R. 4345)


Senate of Virginia

Barnaby V. Lewis (H.R. 4840)

Tribal Historic Preservation Officer

Gila River Indian Community

Vance Brand (H.R. 5458)

Former Astronaut

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Elizabeth W. Castagna (H.R. 5852)

Vice President

Friends of Weir Farm National Historic Site

Kevin Dahl (H.R. 7098)

Arizona Senior Program Manager

National Parks Conservation Association

The Honorable Shannon Valentine (H.R. 7489)

Secretary of Transportation

Commonwealth of Virginia

Tuesday, July 14

On Tuesday, July 14, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), chair of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, will lead a hearing titled Energy Infrastructure and Environmental Justice: Lessons for a Sustainable Future, which will focus on the environmental and community impacts of fossil fuel infrastructure and avoiding the mistakes of the past as we build a more sustainable energy economy. The hearing comes shortly after a trio of major setbacks for fossil fuel pipelines in the Midwest and along the East Coast.

The hearing will examine how pipelines and other major projects damage public health and quality of life for communities in their path, who are often not adequately consulted before construction begins. Witnesses will discuss the importance of local input as the economy-wide transition away from fossil fuels gathers momentum.

Title: Energy Infrastructure and Environmental Justice: Lessons for a Sustainable Future

When: 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Watch Live: https://bit.ly/325OGu4 (Facebook) or https://youtu.be/fCJq4rWfMvY (YouTube)


Jacqueline Patterson

Senior Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program


Ella Rose

Union Hill Resident

Buckingham County, Va.

Julia Prochnik



Republican witness TBA

Wednesday, July 15

On Wednesday, July 15, Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) will lead an online forum on the positive economic impacts of wildlife viewing in well-preserved landscapes and habitats around the country, using Colorado as a case study. The event will focus on the need to preserve viable outdoor recreation destinations, and on the impacts to habitats and the outdoor recreation industry of President Trump’s environmental policies.

Title: The Economic Benefits of Wildlife Viewing and Increasing Access to Wildlife Viewing. Colorado: A Case Study

When: 12:00 p.m. Eastern time

Watch Live: https://bit.ly/2ZeDI3i (Facebook) or https://youtu.be/gQHQlTWjVfc (YouTube)


Marlon Reis

First Gentleman of Colorado

Taishya Adams


Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Loretta Pineda

Executive Director

Environmental Learning for Kids

Thursday, July 16

On Thursday, July 16, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), chair of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, will lead a hearing titled Native Youth Perspectives on Mental Health and Healing. The hearing will feature Native youth leaders from across the country highlighting the mental health impacts Native youth face in the United States, the effects of those impacts on their health, education and safety, and their ideas on how policy can reduce trauma and promote healing to protect Native lives.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, Native American and Alaska Native children and adolescents have the highest rates of lifetime major depressive episodes, substance use disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, intergenerational trauma, suicide and attachment disorders. These disparities have combined with the coronavirus pandemic to inflict disproportionately harmful impacts on tribal communities.

Title: Native Youth Perspectives on Mental Health and Healing

When: 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Watch Live: https://bit.ly/3gIq7HB (Facebook) or https://youtu.be/FUNkb4L6eqI (YouTube)


Mr. Marco Ovando
UNITY 25 Under 25 Youth Leader
Shoshone Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation

Ms. Letitia Gonzales
UNITY/OJJDP Peer Guide Ambassador 
Bishop Paiute Tribe

Ms. Cheyenne Kippenberger
UNITY/OJJDP Peer Guide Ambassador
Seminole Tribe of Florida

Mr. Robert “Scottie” Miller
Male Co-President, National UNITY Council
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

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