Legislative: NPFPL Legislative Hearing – February 27, 2020

Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Hon. Debra Haaland

On Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., in Room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 3651 (Rep. Jeff Fortenberry), To facilitate the use of certain lands in Nebraska for public outdoor recreational opportunities, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3681 (Rep. Mike Levin), To establish the Green Spaces, Green Vehicles Initiative to facilitate the installation of zero-emissions vehicle infrastructure on National Forest System land, National Park System land, and certain related land, and for other purposes. “Green Spaces, Green Vehicles Act of 2019.”
  • H.R. 4236 (Rep. Mike Quigley), To encourage recycling and reduction of disposable plastic bottles in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes. “Reducing Waste in National Parks Act.”
  • H.R. 4512 (Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán), To provide grants for projects to acquire land and water for parks and other outdoor recreation purposes and to develop new or renovate existing outdoor recreation facilities. “Outdoors for All Act.”


 Panel I 

Rep. Mike Quigley (H.R. 4236) 

Illinois, 5th District 

Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (H.R. 4512) 

California, 44th District 

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (H.R. 3651) 

Nebraska, 1st District 

Rep. Mike Levin (H.R. 3681) 

California, 49th District 


 Panel II 

Ms. Lena McDowall (All Bills) (testimony)

Deputy Director 

Management and Administration 

National Park Service 

U.S. Department of the Interior 

Ms. Allegra “Happy” Haynes (H.R. 4512) (testimony)

Executive Director 

Department of Parks and Recreation 

City and County of Denver, Colorado 

Ms. Lauren Cosgrove (H.R. 3681) (testimony)

Senior Program Manager 

Northeast Region 

National Parks Conservation Association 

Mr. Joseph Doss (H.R. 4236) (testimony)


International Bottled Water Association 

Ms. Jennie Romer (H.R. 4236) (testimony)

Legal Associate 

Plastic Pollution Initiative 

The Surfrider Foundation