National Parks Subcommittee Legislative Hearing
May 11, 2022
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 10:00 am 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:
- H.R. 268, 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. 1931, to provide competitive grants for the promotion of Japanese American confinement education as a means to understand the importance of democratic principles, use and abuse of power, and to raise awareness about the importance of cultural tolerance toward Japanese Americans, and for other purposes.
- S. 557, to establish a pilot program for native plant species, and for other purposes;
- S. 1344, to redesignate the Pullman National Monument in the State of Illinois as the Pullman National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
- S. 1718, to amend the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park Establishment Act of 2000 to provide for additional areas to be added to the park, and for other purposes;
- S. 1814/H.R. 3531, to authorize the Women Who Worked on the Home Front Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes;
- S. 2367, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire land in Frederick County, Maryland, for the Historic Preservation Training Center of the National Park Service, and for other purposes;
- S. 2964, to clarify the status of the North Country, Ice Age, and New England National Scenic Trails as units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
- S. 3141, to establish the New Philadelphia National Historical Park in the State of Illinois as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes;
- S. 3185, to amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to extend the exception to the closure of certain roads within the Recreation Area for local businesses, and for other purposes;
- S. 3240, to waive the application fee for applications for special use permits for veterans’ special events at war memorials on land administered by the National Park Service in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.
- S. 3307, to modify the boundary of the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in the State of Missouri, and for other purposes;
- S. 3334, to extend the authority for the establishment of a commemorative work to honor enslaved and free black persons who served in the American Revolution, and for other purposes;
- S. 3338, to revise the boundary of the Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park in the State of Missouri, and for other purposes;
- S. 3519, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail, and for other purposes.
- S. 3551, to require the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to carry out certain activities to enhance recreational opportunities for gateway communities, and for other purposes.
- S. 3667, to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish within the National Park Service the United States African-American Burial Grounds Preservation Program, and for other purposes.
- S. 3685, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the John P. Parker House in Ripley, Ohio, as a unit of the National Park System.
- S. 4114, to amend Public Law 99–420 to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Maine for use for affordable workforce housing, and for other purposes.
- S. 4121, to designate the Kol Israel Foundation Holocaust Memorial in Bedford Heights, Ohio, as a national memorial.
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Witness Panel 1
Mr. Michael A. CaldwellPark Planning, Facilities, and LandsNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior