Hearings and Business Meetings

366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 10:00 AM

The Subcommittee On National Parks hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 10:00 a.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. 2395, to amend title 54, United States Code, to authorize the provision of technical assistance under the Preserve America Program and to direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into partnerships with communities adjacent to units of the National Park System to leverage local cultural heritage tourism assets (Schatz)
  • S. 2895/H.R. 5613, to designate the Quindaro Townsite in Kansas City, Kansas, as a National Commemorative Site (Roberts/Yoder)
  • S. 3291, to reauthorize the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route, and for other purposes (Menendez)
  • S. 3439/H.R. 5532, to redesignate the Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, and for other purposes (Graham/Clyburn)
  • S. 3468, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes (Markey)
  • S. 3505, to provide for partnerships among State and local governments, regional entities, and the private sector to preserve, conserve, and enhance the visitor experience at nationally significant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War, and for other purposes (Isakson)
  • S. 3527/H.R. 5585, to extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission (Markey/Keating)
  • S. 3533, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain river segments within the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes (Reed)
  • S. 3534, to redesignate the New River Gorge National River in the State of West Virginia as the ‘New River Gorge National Park’ (Capito)
  • S. 3571/H.R. 5420, to authorize the acquisition of land for addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in the State of New York, and for other purposes (Gillibrand/Faso)
  • S. 3646, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to accept certain properties in the State of Missouri (Blunt)
  • S. 3609/H.R. 801, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Route 66 National Historic Trail, and for other purposes (Udall/LaHood)
  • S. 3659, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to annually designate at least one city in the United States as an “American World War II Heritage City”, and for other purposes (Tillis)
  • H.R. 1220, to establish the Adams Memorial Commission to carry out the provisions of Public Law 107-62, and for other purposes (Lynch)
  • H.R. 3607, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes (McClintock)
  • H.R. 3961, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Kissimmee River and its tributaries in the State of Florida for the study of potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes (Soto)
  • H.R. 5005, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System (Lawson)
  • H.R. 5706, to establish the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in the State of Hawai'i and the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State of Hawai'i, and for other purposes (Hanabusa)
  • H.R. 6077, recognizing the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York (Reed)
  • H.R. 6599, to modify the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park Service, and for other purposes (Knight)
  • H.R. 6687, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the State of California consistently with Congress' long-standing intent to continue to authorize working dairies and ranches on agricultural property as part of the seashore's unique historic, cultural, scenic and natural values, and for other purposes (Huffman)

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

  • Sen. Steve Daines
    Chairman
    Subcommittee on National Parks
  • Sen. Angus S. King, Jr.
    Ranking Member
    Subcommittee on National Parks

Witness Panel 1