Livestreams This Week: Markup on Wednesday, Environmental Justice Roundtable With Michigan Organizations on Thursday
Washington, D.C. – The Natural Resources Committee is holding two more livestreamed events this week, in addition to the just-concluded hearing on the Lafayette Square crackdown of June 1.
Wednesday, July 29
On Wednesday, July 29, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a full Committee markup of the following bills.
- S. 294 (Sen. Udall), A bill to establish a business incubators program within the Department of the Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation communities. Native American Business Incubators Program Act.
- H.R. 1031 (Rep. Vargas), To take certain land located in San Diego County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes. Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2019.
- H.R. 1267 (Rep. Gianforte), To designate a mountain ridge in the State of Montana as "B-47 Ridge". B-47 Ridge Designation Act.
- H.R. 3682 (Rep. Luján), To provide for greater consultation between the Federal Government and the governing bodies of land grant-mercedes and acequias in New Mexico and to provide for a process for recognition of the historic-traditional boundaries of land grant-mercedes, and for other purposes. Land Grant and Acequia Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act.
- H.R. 3879 (Rep. Haaland), To modify the procedures for issuing special recreation permits for certain public land units, and for other purposes. SOAR Act, or Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act.
- H.R. 4299 (Rep. Velázquez), To reauthorize through 2024 the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program Act of 2005. Data Preservation Act of 2019.
- H.R. 5040 (Rep. Curtis), To direct the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to study the effects of drone incursions on wildfire suppression, and for other purposes. AIR Safety Act of 2019, or Aerial Incursion Repercussion Safety Act of 2019.
- H.R. 6237 (Rep. Gallego), To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to clarify the requirement of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to reimburse the Indian Health Service for certain health care services. PRC for Native Veterans Act, or Proper and Reimbursed Care for Native Veterans Act.
- H.R. 6535 (Rep. Gallego), To deem an urban Indian organization and employees thereof to be a part of the Public Health Service for the purposes of certain claims for personal injury, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 6636 (Rep. Bonamici), To amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to address sexual harassment involving National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel, and for other purposes. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Improvements Act of 2020.
- H.R. 7045 (Rep. Case), To require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on lands that could be included in a National Forest in Hawai'i, and for other purposes.
- H.R 7119 (Rep. Young), To convey land in Anchorage, Alaska, to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and for other purposes. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2020.
- H.R. 7489 (Rep. Wittman), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the Commonwealth of Virginia or the District of Columbia 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: 10:00 a.m. Eastern time
Thursday, July 30
On Thursday, July 30, Chair Grijalva and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.), coauthors of the Environmental Justice for All Act, will hold a livestreamed roundtable titled “Environmental Justice Now: Michigan” with several Michigan-based environmental justice advocates. Participants will discuss class- and race-based inequalities across the state and how the lawmakers’ bill – crafted with more than a year of public input – can empower Michiganders and make their lives healthier and safer from pollution.
The event is the beginning of a virtual multi-state tour by the lawmakers to advocate for the bill, which expands the Civil Rights Act to give disenfranchised communities more power to hold polluters accountable; increases public input on major decisions that affect them through the National Environmental Policy Act; and creates a new federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice Compliance and Enforcement, among other measures. The bill is endorsed by a wide range of environmental justice and civil rights organizations.
Thursday’s speakers include:
- Nayyirah Shariff, Director, Flint Rising
- Justin Onwenu, Organizer, Sierra Club
- Abdul El-Sayed, former Executive Director, Detroit Health Department
- Theresa Landrum, 48217 Community Activist and Resident
When: 3:30 p.m. Eastern time
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