Livestreams This Week: Law Enforcement Body Camera Policies on Tuesday, Markup on Wednesday, Environmental Justice Hearing on Thursday
Washington, D.C. – The Natural Resources Committee is holding three livestreamed events this week.
Tuesday, Sept. 29
On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, led by Chair TJ Cox (D-Calif.), will hold a hearing titled Police Cameras at the Department of the Interior: Inconsistencies, Failures, and Consequences. The event will look at excessive use of force and the use of cameras by federal law enforcement agents under the Department of the Interior, including the fatal 2017 U.S. Park Police shooting of Bijan Ghaisar.
Tuesday’s witnesses include:
- Arthur Ago, Director of the Criminal Justice Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Kelly Ghaisar, Mother to Bijan Ghaisar
- Jim Northup, Executive Councilmember, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks
- Lazaro “Larry” Cosme (minority witness), National President, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
When: 2:00 p.m. Eastern time
Wednesday, Sept. 30
On Wednesday, the Committee will hold a full markup on the following bills.
- H.R. 244 (Rep. Stewart), To maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, generate education funding, and for other purposes. Advancing Conservation and Education Act.
- H.R. 733 (Rep. McCollum), To provide for the transfer of certain Federal land in the State of Minnesota for the benefit of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act.
- H.R. 970 (Rep. A. Brown), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to develop a plan for the removal of the monument to Robert E. Lee at the Antietam National Battlefield, and for other purposes. Robert E. Lee Statue Removal Act.
- H.R. 1248 (Rep. Pingree), To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain river segments within the York watershed in the State of Maine as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes. York River Wild and Scenic River Act of 2019.
- H.R. 1964 (Rep. Butterfield), To provide for the recognition of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and for other purposes. Lumbee Recognition Act.
- H.R. 3225 (Rep. Mike Levin), To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to make certain adjustments in leasing on Federal lands for oil and gas drilling, and for other purposes. Restoring Community Input and Public Protections in Oil and Gas Leasing Act of 2019.
- H.R. 3651 (Rep. Fortenberry), To facilitate the use of certain land in Nebraska for public outdoor recreational opportunities, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4135 (Rep. Norton), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to remove the statue to the memory and in honor of Albert Pike erected near Judiciary Square in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4139 (Rep. Vela), To provide for the boundary of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park to be adjusted, to authorize the donation of land to the United States for addition to that historic park, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 4840 (Rep. 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. 5153 (Rep. Young), To assist Tribal governments in the management of buffalo and buffalo habitat and for the reestablishment of buffalo on Indian lands. Indian Buffalo Management Act.
- H.R. 5458 (Rep. 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. 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. 5598 (Rep. McCollum), To provide for the protection of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and interconnected Federal lands and waters, including Voyageurs National Park, within the Rainy River Watershed in the State of Minnesota, and for other purposes. Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act.
- H.R. 5852 (Rep. 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. 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. 7099 (Rep. Grijalva), To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of Coconino National Forest land in the State of Arizona.
- S.212 (Sen. Hoeven), A bill to amend the Native American Business Development, Trade Promotion, and Tourism Act of 2000, the Buy Indian Act, and the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide industry and economic development opportunities to Indian communities. Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2019.
When: 12:00 p.m. Eastern time
Thursday, Oct. 1
On Thursday, the Committee will hold a legislative hearing led by Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) on the Environmental Justice for All Act, his landmark bill with Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to strengthen environmental justice principles in the National Environmental Policy Act and other federal laws. The legislative hearing will be the first for the bill, major portions of which are included in the recently passed House energy package.
Thursday’s witnesses include:
- Dr. Robert Bullard, Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University
- Dr. Mildred McLain, Co-founder and Executive Director, Harambee House/Citizens for Environmental Justice
The minority has not yet identified a witness for this hearing.
When: 12:00 p.m. Eastern time
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