Hearings and Business Meetings

02:30 PM

This legislative hearing has been scheduled before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on National Parks.  The hearing will be held on Wednesday June 15, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, DC. 

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

  • H.R. 3004 (Clyburn)/S. 2839 (Graham), to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.
  • H.R. 3036 (MacArthur), an act to designate the National September 11 Memorial located at the World Trade Center site in New York City, New York, as a national memorial, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3620 (Marino), an act to amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4119 (Palazzo), an act to authorize the exchange of certain land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jackson County, Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and for other purposes.
  • S. 211 (Casey), a bill to establish the Susquehanna Gateway National Heritage Area in the State of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes.
  • S. 630 (Feinstein), a bill to establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area.
  • S. 1007 (Portman), a bill to amend the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to rename a site of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.
  • S. 1623 (Cantwell), a bill to establish the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1662 (Kirk), a bill to include Livingston County, the city of Jonesboro in Union County, and the city of Freeport in Stephenson County, Illinois, to the Lincoln National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1690 (Cantwell), a bill to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington.
  • S. 1696 (Isakson), H.R. 482 (Bishop), a bill to redesignate the Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia, to revise the boundary of that monument, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1824 (Gillibrand), a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating certain land as the Finger Lakes National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.
  • S. 2087 (Moran), a bill to modify the boundary of the Fort Scott National Historic Site in the State of Kansas, and for other purposes.
  • S. 2412 (Boxer), a bill to establish the Tule Lake National Historic Site in the State of California, and for other purposes.
  • S. 2548 (Kaine), a bill to establish the 400 Years of African-American History Commission, and for other purposes.
  • S. 2627 (Heller), a bill to adjust the boundary of the Mojave National Preserve.
  • S. 2807 (Cassidy), a bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to require State approval before the Secretary of the Interior restricts access to waters under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service for recreational or commercial fishing.
  • S. 2805 (Franken), a bill to modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the State of Minnesota, and for other purposes.
  • S. 2923 (Shaheen), a bill to redesignate the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site as the `Saint-Gaudens National Park for the Arts', and for other purposes.
  • S. 2954 (Blunt), a bill to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site in the State of Missouri, and for other purposes.
  • S. 3020 (Gardner), a bill to update the map of, and modify the acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
  • S. 3027 (King), a bill to clarify the boundary of Acadia National Park, and for other purposes.
  • S. 3028 (Cantwell), a bill to redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness. 
The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.
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Opening Remarks

Witness Panel 1