Subcommittee on National Parks Legislative Hearing

February 14, 2018
03:00 PM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. EST in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

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

  • S. 400, the Susquehanna National Heritage Area Act

  • S. 966, the National Historic Vehicle Register Act of 2017

  • S. 1160, the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area Amendment Act

  • S. 1260/H.R. 2615, the Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act of 2017

  • S. 1335, the Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Establishment Act

  • S. 1446/H.R. 1135, to reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program

  • S. 1472, a bill to reauthorize the Tennessee Civil War Heritage Area

  • S. 1573, the American Discovery Trail Act of 2017

  • S. 1602, the Finger Lakes National Heritage Area Study Act

  • S. 1645, the Thurgood Marshall’s Elementary School Study Act

  • S. 1646, the President Street Station Study Act

  • S. 1692, the National Emergency Medical Services Commemorative Work Act

  • S. 1956/H.R. 2897, a bill to authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia

  • S. 2102, the Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act

  • S. 2213/H.R. 4300, the Admiral Lloyd R. “Joe” Vasey Pacific Ware Commemorative Display Establishment Act

  • S. 2225, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act of 2017

  • S. 2238, a bill to amend the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Canalway Act of 1996 to repeal the funding limitation

  • H.R. 1397, to authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes

  • H.R. 1500, the Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017

The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing. 

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Steve Daines

    Subcommittee Chairman
    Subcommittee on National Parks
  • Sen. Angus S King Jr.

    Subcommittee Ranking Member
    Subcommittee on National Parks

Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. P. Daniel Smith

    Deputy Director
    National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior