Livestreams Next Week: Natl. Forest Management & Restoration Bills on Tuesday, Climate Markup on Wednesday, Chemical Impacts on Salmon on Thursday
Washington, D.C. – The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events next week.
Tuesday, July 13
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
The Subcommittee, led by Chair Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:
- H.R. 2049 (Panetta), To amend the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 to promote reforestation following unplanned events on Federal land, and for other purposes. Repairing Existing Public Land by Adding Necessary Trees (REPLANT) Act.
- H.R. 2816 (Schrier), To provide for the Forest Service Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Program. Legacy Roads and Trails Act.
- H.R. 3211 (Neguse), To require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership program, and for other purposes. Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership Act of 2021.
- H.R. 3132 (Amodei), To reauthorize the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act, and for other purposes. Lake Tahoe Restoration Reauthorization Act.
- H.R. 4300 (Miller-Meeks), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to make free National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Passes available to members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes. Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act.
Panel I: Congressional Panel
- Rep. Jimmy Panetta (H.R. 2049)
California, 20th Congressional District
- Rep. Kim Schrier (H.R. 2816)
Washington, 8th Congressional District
- Rep. Joe Neguse (H.R. 3211)
Colorado, 2nd Congressional District
- Rep. Mark Amodei (H.R. 3132)
Nevada, 2nd Congressional District
- Rep. Marianette Miller-Meeks (H.R. 4300)
Iowa, 2nd Congressional District
Panel II: Administration Panel
- Barnie Gyant (H.R. 2049, H.R. 2816, H.R. 3211, H.R. 3132)
Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System
U.S. Forest Service
Panel III: Expert Witness Panel
- Jad Daley (H.R. 2049)
President & CEO
- Chris Wood (H.R. 2816)
President & CEO
- Gretchen Reuning (H.R. 3211)
Forest Program Director
Fort Collins Conservation District
- Capt. John Paluska, USA (Ret.) (H.R. 4300) (Minority Witness)
- Dr. Elaine Oneil (H.R. 2049) (Minority Witness)
Director of Science and Sustainability
CORRIM – The Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials
When: 1:00 p.m. Eastern time
Watch Live: https://youtu.be/QhLJ5nvWZwY
Wednesday, July 14
The full Committee, led by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), will hold a markup of the bills listed below.
The Committee held a hearing on a discussion draft of Grijalva’s Insular Area Climate Change Act on March 4, and he introduced the final version of the bill on April 22. Grijalva introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act on June 8 in honor of World Oceans Day, and the Committee held a hearing on the bill on June 22. Grijalva published a piece with Grist on July 2 discussing the public process behind the ocean bill’s formulation and how it improves national climate policy.
- H.R. 2780 (Grijalva), Insular Area Climate Change Act
- H.R. 3764 (Grijalva), Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act
- H.R. 820 (LaHood), New Philadelphia National Historical Park Act
- H.R. 972 (Calvert), Wildlife Refuge Conservation and Recreation for the Community Act
- H.R. 1154 (McEachin), Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act
- H.R. 1664 (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. 1908 (Case), Ka‘ena Point National Heritage Area Act
- H.R. 2278 (Connolly), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to designate the September 11th National Memorial Trail, and for other purposes
- H.R. 2444 (González-Colón), Fort San Gerónimo Preservation Act
- H.R. 2497 (Neguse), Amache National Historic Site Act
- H.R. 2899 (San Nicolas), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating areas within the island of Guam as a National Heritage Area, and for other purposes
- H.R. 3113 (Moore), MAPLand Act
- H.R. 3616 (Moore), Bear River National Heritage Area Study Act
- H.R. 4300 (Miller-Meeks), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to make free National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes available to members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes
When: 11:00 a.m. Eastern time
Watch Live: https://youtu.be/XE1rRVljrjs
Thursday, July 15
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
The Subcommittee, led by Chair Katie Porter (D-Calif.), will hold an oversight hearing titled Are Toxic Chemicals From Tires And Playground Surfaces Killing Endangered Salmon? The hearing will focus on mounting scientific evidence that chemicals found in car tires, artificial playground surfaces and other common sources are destroying populations of endangered salmon in the Pacific Northwest. Members will discuss how best to protect impacted endangered species in light of these findings.
- Jenifer McIntyre
Assistant Professor, Washington State University
- David Troutt
Natural Resources Director, Nisqually Indian Tribe
- Sarah Amick
Senior Counsel and Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability
U.S. Tire Manufacturer’s Association
- Minority witness TBA
When: 1:00 p.m. Eastern time
Watch Live: https://youtu.be/IwVQV8MzlY0
Media Contact: Adam Sarvana
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