2nd Session 2016

National Park Service Testimony

114th Congress

2nd Session - 2016

February 2016

Feb. 11, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommitee on Federal Lands, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 87, a bill to modify the boundary of Shiloh National Military Park in the States of Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield in the state of Tennessee as an affiliated area of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

Feb. 11, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommitee on Federal Lands, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 295, a bill to reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program.

Feb. 11, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommitee on Federal Lands, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 1621, a bill to modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for other purposes.

Feb. 11, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommitee on Federal Lands, Committee on Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 2817, a bill to amend Title 54, United States Code, to extend the authorization of appropriations for the Historic Preservation Fund.

March 2016

March 2, 2016

Statement of Sally Jewell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Murkowski) concerning the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior

March 16, 2016

Statement of Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Enviroment, and, related Agencies (Calvert) onFY17 Budget Request for the National Park Service

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 2177 (Cochran)/ H.R. 959 (Thompson), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the Medgar Evers House, located in Jackson, Mississippi

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 651(Boxer) / H.R.1289 (DeSaulnier), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain land in Martinez, California, for inclusion in the John Muir National Historic Site

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning H.R. 1949 (Butterfield), A bill to provide for the consideration and submission of site and design proposals for the National Liberty Memorial approved for establishment in the District of Columbia

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 1329 (Kaine) / H.R. 2288 (Goodlatte), A bill to remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning H.R. 2880 (Lewis), A bill to redesignate the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 1930 (Isakson) / H.R. 3371(Loudermilk), A bill to adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 119 (Shaheen), A bill to amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to provide for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 718 (Warner), A bill to modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 770 (Rubio), A bill to authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and reconveyance

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 1577 (Tester), A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 1943 (Alexander), A bill to modify the boundary of the 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

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 1975 (Mikulski), A bill to establish the Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site as a unit of the National Park System

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 1982 (Cardin), A bill to authorize a Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial and to allow certain private contributions to fund the Wall of Remembrance

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 1993 (McCain), A bill to establish the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps to place youth and veterans in the United States in national service positions to protect, restore, and enhance the great outdoors of the United States

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 2039 (Enzi), A bill to designate the mountain at the Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, as Devils Tower

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 2061 (Moran), A bill to designate a National Memorial to Fallen Educators at the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 2309 (Brown), A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish within the National Park Service the U.S. Civil Rights Network

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 2608 (Kirk), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to place signage on Federal land along the trail known as the `American Discovery Trail'

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 2620 (Blumenthal), A bill to facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park

March 17, 2016

Statement of Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Cassidy), concerning S. 2628 (Coons), A bill to authorize the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs

May 2016

May 24, 2016

Statement of William Shaddox, Acting Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before the House Natural Resource Subcommittee on Federal Lands (McClintock), concerning H.R. 3480 (Carter), Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act of 2015

May 24, 2016

Statement of William Shaddox, Acting Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before the House Natural Resource Subcommittee on Federal Lands (McClintock), concerning H.R. 4202 (Katko), Fort Ontario Study Act

May 24, 2016

Statement of William Shaddox, Acting Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before the House Natural Resource Subcommittee on Federal Lands (McClintock), concerning H.R. 4789 (Beyer), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

May 24, 2016

Statement of William Shaddox, Acting Associate Director for Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before the House Natural Resource Subcommittee on Federal Lands (McClintock), concerning H.R. 5244 (Knight), Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act

May 24, 2016

Statement of Rick DeLappe, Recreation.gov Program Manager, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Interior (Lummis) concerning the Future of Recreation.gov

June 2016

June 14, 2016

Statement of Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (Chaffetz), concerning National Park Service Ethics Issues

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 3004 (Clyburn, D-SC-6) and S. 2839 (Graham, R-SC), to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 3036 (MacArthur, R- NY-3), 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

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 3620(Marino, R-PA-10), 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.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 4119 (Palazzo, R-MS-4), 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

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 211(Casey, D-PA), to establish the Susquehanna Gateway National Heritage Area in the State of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 630 (Feinstein, D-CA), to establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 1007, an amendment to the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to rename a site of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 1623 (Cantwell, D-WA), to establish the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, and for other purposes.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S.1662(Kirk, R-IL), 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.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S.1690 (Cantwell, D-WA), to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 1696 (Isakson, R-GA), H.R. 482 (Bishop, D-GA-2), to redesignate the Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia, to revise the boundary of that monument, and for other purposes.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S.1824 (Gillibrand, D-NY), 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.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2087(Moran, R-KS), to modify the boundary of the Fort Scott National Historic Site in the State of Kansas, and for other purposes.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2412 (Boxer, D-CA), to establish the Tule Lake National Historic Site in the State of California, and for other purposes.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2548 (Kaine, D-VA), to establish the 400 Years of African-American History Commission, and for other purposes.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 2954 (Blunt, R-MO), to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site in the State of Missouri, and for other purposes.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S.3020(Gardner, R-CO), to update the map of, and modify the acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning S. 3028 (Cantwell, D-WA), to redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness.

June 15, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning CONCERNING S. 2807 (Cassidy, R-LA), 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.

June 23, 2016

Statement of Michael Reynolds, Associate Director, Workforce and Inclusion, National Park Service , Department of the Interior before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands, concerning H.R. 2167(Grijalva), Public Lands Service Corps Act .

June 23, 2016

Statement of Michael Reynolds, Associate Director, Workforce and Inclusion, National Park Service , Department of the Interior before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands, concerning H.R. 2333 (Jenkins), To Authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas.

June 23, 2016

Statement of Michael Reynolds, Associate Director, Workforce and Inclusion, National Park Service , Department of the Interior before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands, concerning H.R. 4387 (LaMalfa), Tule Lake National Historic Site Establishment Act

June 23, 2016

Statement of Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, concerning H.R. 5114 (McSally), 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act.

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September 2016
Sept. 9, 2016 Statement of William Shaddox, Chief of Land Resources, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, of the Committee on Natural Resources concerning H.R. 5003, to adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other purposes.
Sept. 9, 2016 Statement of William Shaddox, Chief of Land Resources, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, of the Committee on Natural Resources concerning H.R. 5162, a bill to AMEND the ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO allow a certain parcel of land in Rockingham County, Virginia, to be used for a child care center" to remove the use restriction, and for other purposes.
Sept. 14, 2016 Statement of Neil Kornze, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands (McClintock) concerning H.R. 5780 (Bishop), Utah Public Lands Initiative
Sept. 21, 2016 Statement of Steve Guertin, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Gohmert), concerningWolf Management.
Sept. 22, 2016 Statement of Michael Reynolds, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Department of the Interior before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (Chaffitz) concerning Examining Misconduct and Mismanagement at the National Park Service.
Sept. 22, 2016 Statement of Neil Kornze, Director, Bureu of Land Managment, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski) concerning S. 437 (Murkowski), to provide for congressional approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments, to establish requirements for the declaration of marine national monuments, and for other purposes.
Sept. 22, 2016 Statement of Neil Kornze, Director, Bureu of Land Managment, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski) concerning S. 1416 (Flake), to amend title 54, United States Code, to limit the authority to reserve water rights in designating a national monument. The Department opposes the bill as it would weaken the President's authority to designate national monuments.
Sept. 22, 2016 Statement of Neil Kornze, Director, Bureu of Land Managment, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski) concerning S. 3167 (Manchin), to establish the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.
Sept. 22, 2016 Statement of Neil Kornze, Director, Bureu of Land Managment, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski) concerning S. 3203 (Murkowski), to provide for economic development and access to resources in Alaska, and for other purposes.
Sept. 22, 2016 Statement of Neil Kornze, Director, Bureu of Land Managment, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski) concerning S. 3273 (Murkowski), to make technical corrections to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and for other purposes.
Sept. 22, 2016 Statement of Neil Kornze, Director, Bureu of Land Managment, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski) concerning S. 3315 (Murkowski), to authorize the modification or augmentation of the Second Division Memorial.
Sept. 22, 2016 Statement of Neil Kornze, Director, Bureu of Land Managment, Department of the Interior, before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski) concerning S. 3317 (Lee, R-UT), to prohibit the further extension or establishment of national monuments in the State of Utah except by express authorization of Congress.
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November 2016
Nov. 30, 2016 Statement of Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, National Park Service, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands (McClintock) concerning H.R. 5129 (LaMalfa), Guides and Outfitters (GO) Act
Nov. 30, 2016 Statement of Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, National Park Service, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands (McClintock) concerning H.R. 799 (Nolan), North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act
Nov. 30, 2016 Statement of Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, National Park Service, before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands (McClintock) concerning H.R. 3683 (Clay), African American Civil Rights Network Act

Last updated: June 19, 2017