Working with Congress

The National Park Service Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs has responsibility for the development and implementation of strategies to advance the National Park Service's legislative initiatives and other interests relating to Congress.

R. David Vela, Deputy Director Operations, National Park Service

National Park Service Testimony

R. David Vela, Deputy Director Operations, testifying before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

Legislative Affairs

Legislative Resources

Looking for more information on how Congress and the National Park Service work together?

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Law Compilations and Summaries

Read compilations and summaries of National Park Service-related laws passed by each session of Congress.

Proclamations and orders relating to the National Park Service

Proclamations and Orders

Presidential proclamations and orders relating to the National Park Service

Last updated: April 7, 2020

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