Testimony of the 115th Congress: 2nd Session 2018

Date Hearing Witness(es)
Dec, 12, 2018

Parks Bills

Subcommittee hearing on
S. 2395 (Schatz), 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

S. 2895/H.R. 5613 (Roberts/Yoder), To designate the Quindaro Townsite in Kansas City, Kansas, as a National Commemorative Site

S. 3291 (Menendez), To reauthorize the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route

S. 3439/H.R. 5532 (Graham/Clyburn), To redesignate the Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park

S. 3468 (Markey), 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

S. 3505 (Isakson), 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

S. 3527/H.R. 5585 (Markey/Keating), To extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission

S. 3533 (Reed), 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

S. 3534 (Capito), To redesignate the New River Gorge National River in the State of West Virginia as the ‘New River Gorge National Park’

S. 3571/H.R. 5420 (Gillibrand/Faso), To authorize the acquisition of land for addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in the State of New York

S. 3646 (Blunt), A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to accept certain properties in the State of Missouri

S. 3609/H.R. 801 (Udall/LaHood), To amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Route 66 National Historic Trail

S. 3659 (Tillis), 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”

H.R. 1220 (Lynch), To establish the Adams Memorial Commission to carry out the provisions of Public Law 107-62

H.R. 3607 (McClintock), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in units of the National Park System

H.R. 3961 (Soto), 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

H.R. 5005 (Lawson), 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

H.R. 5706 (Hanabusa), 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

H.R. 6077 (Reed), Recognizing the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York

H.R. 6599 (Knight), To modify the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park Service

H.R. 6687 (Huffman), 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

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Daines)

Daniel Smith, Deputy Director, Exercising the Authority of the Director, National Park Service
Nov. 15, 2018

Pending Nominations

Full Committee oversight hearing on the nominations of
Raymond David Vela to be Director of the National Park Service

Rita Baranwal to be an Assistant Energy Secretary for Nuclear Energy

Bernard L. McNamee to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski)

Raymond David Vela, Nominee
Oct. 19, 2018

National Park Gateway Community Challenges

Subcommittee oversight field hearing on Challenges in Gateway Communities of National Parks

Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Daines)

Cameron Sholly, Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service
Sep. 17, 2018 National Park System Historic Leasing
Full Committee oversight field hearing on Historic Leasing in the National Park System: Assessing Challenges and Building on Successes
House Natural Resources Committee (Bishop)
Tracy Simmons, Chief, Commercial Services, Midwest Region, National Park Service
Aug. 15, 2018 Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks (Daines)
Subcommittee hearing on
S. 599/H.R. 1488 (Donnelly), Indiana Dunes National Park Designation Act
S. 1644 (Cardin), Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Parity Act
S. 1926/H.R. 2156 (Harris), Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act
S. 1987/H.R. 2600 (Grassley), Pottawattamie County Reversionary Interest Conveyance Act
S. 1993 (Feinstein), Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act
S. 2015 (Baldwin), National Scenic Trails Parity Act
S. 2441 (Casey), A bill to amend the Steel Industry American Heritage Area Act of 1996 to repeal the funding limitation
S. 2570 (Markey), A bill to repeal the funding authorization sunset and the total funding cap for the Essex National Heritage Area
S. 2604 (Casey), Oil Region National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act
S. 2672 (Moran), First Division Monument Modification Act
S. 2870 (Gardner), Amache Study Act
S. 2876 (Bennet), Pike National Historic Trail Study Act
S. 2889/H.R. 4895 (Wicker), Medgar Evers Home National Monument Act
S. 2831/H.R. 5751 (Hatch), Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act
S. 3176/H.R. 5979 (McConnell), Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument Act
S. 3287/H.R. 5655 (McConnell), A bill to establish the Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System
S. 3298 (Daines), A bill to extend the authority of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc., to establish a visitor center for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
H. Con. Res. 33 (Goodlatte), Designating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library
Daniel Smith, Deputy Director, Exercising the Authority of the Director, National Park Service
Jul. 17, 2018 House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (McClintock) held a Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 5262 (Maloney), To redesignate the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area as the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
H.R. 5532 (Clyburn), Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Act
H.R. 5979 (Rogers), Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument Act
Statement for the Record, National Park Service
Jul. 11, 2018 Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Lee) held a hearing on National Park Maintenance Funding
S. 3172 (Portman), A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service
Lena McDowall, Deputy Director, Management and Administration, Nation
May 22, 2018 House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (McClintock) held a hearing on
H.R. 5751 (Bishop), Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act


P. Daniel Smith, Deputy Director, Exercising the authority of the Director, National Park Service


May 17, 2018 House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (McClintock) held a hearing on
H.R. 5023 (Holmes Norton), Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act



Statement for the Record, National Park Service
Apr. 17, 2018 Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Murkowski) held a Full Committee oversight hearing on Examine Deferred Maintenance and Operational Needs of the National Park Service Lena McDowall, Deputy Director for Management and Administration, National Park Service
Apr. 11, 2018 House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (McClintock) held a Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 1037 (Lynch), To authorize the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs
H.R. 1791 (Reichert), Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Act
H.R. 2991 (Smucker), Susquehanna National Heritage Area Act
H.R. 3045 (Messer), Eastern Legacy Extension Act
Joy Beasley, Acting Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service
Mar. 20, 2018 The House Veteran's Affairs S/C on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (Bost) held a Subcommittee hearing on

H.R. 888 (Jones, Jr.), To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain totally disabled veterans
H.R. 4335 (Correa), Servicemember Family Burial Act
H.R. 4910 (Scott), Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act
H.R. 4958 (Bost), Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018
Statement for the Record, National Park Service
Mar. 20, 2018 House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (McClintock) Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2584 (Hurd), National Park Service Legacy Act of 2017
H.R. 5210 (Simpson), To establish the National Park Restoration Fund
P. Daniel Smith, Deputy Director, National Park Service
Mar. 12, 2018 House Oversight and Government Reform S/C on Interior, Energy and Environment (Farenthold) hearing on U.S. Virgin Islands Hurricane Recovery
Subcommittee oversight field hearing on The Historic 2017 Hurricane Season: Impacts on the U.S. Virgin Islands
Randy Lavasseur, Caribbean Group Superintendent, National Park Service
Mar. 6, 2018 House Natural Resources S/C on Oversight and Investigations (Westerman) hearing on DOI Maintenance Backlog
Subcommittee oversight hearing on Exploring Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Interior Department's Maintenance Backlog
P. Daniel Smith, Deputy Director, National Park Service
Steve Guertin, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Feb. 15, 2018 House Natural Resources S/C on Federal Lands (McClintock) held a Subcommittee hearing on
H.R. 2591 (Scott), Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act of 2017
H.R. 4429 (Bergman), Cormorant Control Act
H.R. 4609 (Tipton), West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017
H.R. 4647 (Fortenberry), Recovering America's Wildlife Act
H.R. 4851 (Carson), Kennedy-King Establishment Act of 2018
Statement for the Record, National Park Service
Feb. 14, 2018 Senate Energy and Natural Resources S/C on National Parks (Daines) held a Subcommittee hearing on
S. 400 (Casey), Susquehanna National Heritage Area Act
S. 966 (Peters), National Historic Vehicle Register Act of 2017
S. 1160 (Duckworth), Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area Amendment Act
S. 1260 and H.R. 2615 (Cochran), Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act
S. 1335 (Blunt), Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Establishment Act
S. 1446 and H.R. 1135 (Harris), A bill to reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program
S. 1472 (Alexander), A bill to reauthorize the Tennessee Civil War Heritage Area
S. 1573 (Coons), American Discovery Trail Act of 2017
S. 1602 (Gillibrand), Finger Lakes National Heritage Area Study Act
S. 1645 (Cardin), Thurgood Marshall's Elementary School Study Act
S. 1646 (Cardin), President Street Station Study Act
S. 1692 (Coons), National Emergency Medical Services Commemorative Work Act
S. 1956 and H.R. 2897 (Murkowski), A bill to authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia
S. 2102 (King), Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act
S. 2213 and H.R. 4300 (Hirono), Admiral Lloyd R. `Joe' Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act
S. 2225 (Burr), Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act of 2017
S. 2238 (Brown), A bill to amend the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Canalway Act of 1996 to repeal the funding limitation
H.R. 1397 (Comstock), To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land
H.R. 1500 (Crowley), Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017
P. Daniel Smith, Deputy Director, National Park Service


 

Last updated: December 21, 2018