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National Park Service Testimony

113th Congress
2nd Session - 2014

January 2014

Statement of Robert Vogel, Superintendent, National Mall and Memorial Parks, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmnetal Affairs Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia, concerning Federal government closure impacts on the Disctrict of Columbia.

 

February 2014

Statement of Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, concerning H.R. 3110, to allow for the harvest of gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit people within Glacier Bay National Park in the state of Alaska.

Statement of Victor Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 503, a bill to authorize the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

Statement of Victor Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 1192, a bill to redesignate Mammoth Peak in Yosemite National Park as "Mount Jessie Benton Fremont".

Statement of Victor Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H. R. 1501, to study the suitability and feasability of designating the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, in the New York City Borough of Brooklyn, as a unit of the National Park System.

Statement of Victor Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 2569, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers in the state of Vermont as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.

Statement of Victor Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H. R. 3222, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of sites associated with the 1657 signing of the Flushing Remonstrance in Queens, New York, and for other purposes.

Statement of Victor Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 3802, a bill to extend the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy, and for other purposes.

 

March 2014

Statement of Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 2430, to adjust the boundaries of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park to include Hinchliffe Stadium, and for other purposes.

Statement for the Record, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 4120, to amend the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to extend the termination date.

Statement for the Record, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, concerning H.R. 863, to establish the commission to study the potential creation of a National Women’s History Museum, and for other purposes.
Statement of Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, concerning the 2015 President's Budget Request.
Statement of Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, concerning the 2015 President's Budget Request.

 

April 2014

Statement of Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Enviroment, and Related Agencies, concerning the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for the National Park Service.

Statement of Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Committee, concerning the 2015 President's Budget Request.
Statement of Pamela K. Haze, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Finance, Performance and Acquisition, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environemental Regulation, concerning H.R. ____, to amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, H.R. 3976, the Wounded Veterans Recreation Act, and H.R. 2743, The Veterans Eagle Parks Pass Act.

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environemental Regulation, concerning H.R. 3687, to amend the National Historic Preservation Act to provide that if the head of the agency managing federal property objects to the inclusion of certain property on the National Register or its designation as a National Historic Landmark for reasons of national security, the federal property shall be neither included nor designated until the objection is withdrawn, and for other purposes.

 

May 2014

Statement of Robert MacLean, Acting Chief, United States Park Police, before the Subcommittee on Government Operations, of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, concerning the Federal Government's response to the potential decriminalization of the District of Columbia's marijuana possession laws.

Statement of Bruce Sheaffer, Comptroller, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, of the House Natural Resources Committee, concerning H.R. 2175, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior in install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day.

Statement of Bruce Sheaffer, Comptroller, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, of the House Natural Resources Committee, concerning H.R. 2489, a bill to modify the boundary of the Oregon Caves National Monument, and for other purposes.

Statement of Bruce Sheaffer, Comptroller, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, of the House Natural Resources Committee, concerning H.R. 3806, a bill to authorize payment of funds in accordance with the agreement entered into by the Tennessee Valley Authority, the state of North Carolina, Swain County, North Carolina, and the United States Department of the Interior.

 

June 2014

Statement of Victor Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities and Lands, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 318, to authorize a Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterand Memorial and to allow certain private contributions to fund that Wall of Remembrance.

Statement of Victor Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities and Lands, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 4029, a bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to transfer all federal land, facilities and any other assets associated with the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to the State of Missouri for the purpose of maintaining a state park, and for other purposes.

Statement of Victor Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities and Lands, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 4049, a bill to amend the act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore to include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, and for other purposes.

Statement of Victor Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities and Lands, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 4182, a bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to administer the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in accordance with the General Management Plan for that unit of the National Park System and for other purposes.

Statement of Victor Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities and Lands, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 4489, a bill to designate memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I, and for other purposes.

Statement of Victor Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities and Lands, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 4527, a bill that would remove a use restriction on land formerly a part of Acadia National Park that was transferred to the Town of Tremont, Maine.

 

July 2014

Statement for the Record, Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 4751, a bill to make technical corrections to Public Law 110-229 to reflect the renaming of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial to Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and for other purposes.

Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 412, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Nashua River and tributaries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.

Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 1189, a bill to adjust the boundaries of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park to include Hinchliffe Stadium, and for other purposes.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 1389 AND H.R. 1501, bills to study the suitability and feasability of designating the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, in the New York City Borough of Brooklyn, as a unit of the National Park System.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 1520 AND H.R. 2197, bills to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the York River and associated tributaries for study for potential inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 1641, to establish the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 1718, a bill to modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for other purposes. 
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 1750, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into agreemens with states and political subdivisions of states providing for the continued operation, in whole or in part, of public land, units of the National Park System, units of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and Units of the National Forest System in the state during any period in which the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture is unable to maintain normal levels of operations at the units due to a lapse in appropriations, and for other purposes.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 1785, to modify the boundary of Shiloh National Military Park located in the states of Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 1866, a bill to provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2031, to amend the act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the state of Wisconsin, and for other purposes, to adjust the boundary of that National Lakeshore to include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, and for other purposes.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2104, to require the Director of the National Park Service to refund to states all state funds that were used to reopen and temporarily operate a unit of the National Park System during the October 2013 shutdown.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2111, a bill to reauthorize the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2221, a bill to extend the authorization for the Automobile National Heritage Area in Michigan.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2264, to designate memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I, and for other purposes.

Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2293, a bill 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.

Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2318, a bill to reauthorize the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2346, to amend the National Trails System Act to include National Discovery Trails, and to designate the American Discovery Trail, and for other purposes.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2356, to adjust the boundary of the Mojave National Preserve.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2576, to establish the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.
Statement of Christina Goldfuss, Deputy Director, Congressional and External Relations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2602, to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the state of Washington.
Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 445, to authorize a National Heritage Area Program, and for other purposes.
Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 1785, to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the state of Washington, and for other purposes.
Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 4119, to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, as a unit of the National Park Service.
Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 5086, a bill to amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail.
Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning S. 311, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the state of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning S. 476, a bill to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend the authority of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission.



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