The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills:

March 7, 2012
02:30 PM
SD-366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building,

S. 29, a bill to establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area;

S. 1150, a bill to establish the Susquehanna Gateway National Heritage Area in the State of Pennsylvania;

S. 1191, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to carry out a study regarding the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Naugatuck River Valley National Heritage Area in Connecticut;

S. 1198, a bill to reauthorize the Essex National Heritage Area;S. 1215, a bill to provide for the exchange of land located in the Lowell National Historical Park;

S. 1589, a bill to extend the authorization for the Coastal Heritage Trail in the State of New Jersey;

S. 1708, a bill to establish the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park;

S. 2131, a bill to reauthorize the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, the Lackawanna Valley National Heritage Area, and the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor;

S. 2133, a bill to reauthorize the America's Agricultural Heritage Partnership in the State of Iowa;

H.R. 1141, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating prehistoric, historic, and limestone forest sites on Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as a unit of the National Park System;

H.R. 2606, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to allow the construction and operation of natural gas pipeline facilities in the Gateway National Recreation Area, and for other purposes.      

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Member Statements

  • The Honorable John Kerry

    United States Senate
  • The Honorable Jack Reed

    United States Senate

Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Stephanie Toothman

    Associate Director, Cultural Resources
    National Park Service, Department of the Interior

Witness Panel 2

  • The Honorable Michael J. Reagan

    Solano County, California
  • Ms. Annie C. Harris

    Executive Director
    Essex National Heritage Commission, Salem, Massachusetts