Chairman Grijalva, Natural Resources Committee Democrats To Host Forum on President Trump’s Border Wall Impacts

Washington D.C. – Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva and Democratic members of the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a forum on Jan. 16 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on the disastrous impacts of the border wall.

The Trump administration has proposed a dramatic expansion of the wasteful, divisive, ineffective wall along the southern border. The president and his supporters in Washington are holding the health and welfare of millions of Americans hostage. The forum will provide an opportunity for community and tribal leaders, policy experts, and environmental advocates to testify on the impact Trump’s wall would have on border communities, wildlife and ecology, and the American people as a whole. Full details are available below.

The event is open to the press and the public. The event will be livestreamed at https://bit.ly/2QRrPsT.

What: House Natural Resources Democratic Forum on the Disastrous Impacts of President Trump’s Border Wall to Communities, the Environment and Wildlife

Where: 1324 Longworth House Office Building

When: Wednesday, January 16, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern time

Members of Congress: Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Rep. Grace Napolitano (C-Calif.), Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Rep. Gregorio Sablan (D-CNMI), Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and other Members of Congress

Witness Panel:

Raul Garcia, Senior Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice
Robert García, Founder & Counsel, The City Project
Christina Hazard, Associate Director of Government Affairs, National Parks Conservation Association
Jennifer Johnson, Border Policy Advisor, Southern Border Communities Coalition
Verlon M. Jose, Vice Chairman, Tohono O’odham Nation
Marianna Wright, Executive Director, National Butterfly Center

Press Contact

Media Contact: Adam Sarvana

(202) 225-6065 or (202) 578-6626 mobile