Legislative: Hearing on 4 Federal Lands Bills

Subcommittee on Federal Lands Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 Time: 02:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324

Legislative Hearing On

  • H.R. 805 (Rep. Devin Nunes), To authorize the conveyance of and remove the reversionary interest of the United States in certain lands in the City of Tulare, California. “Tulare Youth Recreation and Women’s History Enhancement Act”
  • H.R. 1349 (Rep. Tom McClintock), To amend the Wilderness Act to ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and Game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas and for other purposes
  • H.R. 3371 (Rep. Doug LaMalfa), To provide for the conveyance of an obsolete Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Radar System receiving station in Modoc County, California to promote economic development of the site. “Modoc County Land Transfer and Economic Development Act of 2017”
  • H.R. 3961 (Rep. Darren 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 study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes. “Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2017”

Democratic Topline Messages

  • While the bills were selected for this hearing without input from committee Democrats, all four bills have bipartisan potential.
  • The bills pertain to financial and administrative needs of the National Parks Service and support appropriate community development while maintaining appropriate federal oversight.

Witnesses

Panel I

  1. The Honorable Tom McClintock
    Member of Congress
    California’s 4th District
  2. The Honorable Darren Soto
    Member of Congress
    Florida's 9th District
  3. The Honorable Devin Nunes
    Member of Congress
    California's 22nd District
  4. The Honorable Doug LaMalfa
    Member of Congress
    California’s 1st District

Panel II

  1. Ted Stroll
    President
    Sustainable Trails Coalition
    San Jose , CA
  2. Glenn Casamassa
    Associate Deputy Chief
    USDA Forest Service
    Washington , DC
  3. The Honorable Elizabeth Cavasso
    Supervisor, District 4
    County of Modoc
    Alturas , CA
  4. Garret Wallace
    Government Relations Manager
    The Nature Conservancy
    West Palm Beach , FL
  5. The Honorable Maritsa Castellanoz
    Vice Mayor
    City of Tulare
    Tulare , CA