Legislative: Subcommittee Hearing on H.R. 3400

Subcommittee on Federal Lands Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1334

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 3400 (Rep. Rob Bishop), To promote innovative approaches to outdoor recreation on Federal land and to open up opportunities for collaboration with non-Federal partners, and for other purposes. "Recreation Not Red-Tape Act"

DEMOCRATIC TOPLINE MESSAGES:

  • This is the first hearing in the 115th Congress to deal exclusively with recreation on public lands.
  • Recreation is an important use of public land. Overall, outdoor recreation supports $887 billion in annual consumer spending and approximately 7.6 million jobs.
  • Congress should find opportunities to enhance recreational opportunities and improve the administration of related permits and passes; however, efforts to increase or prioritize recreation need to be balanced with conservation and stewardship.