Subcommittee Hearing: NPFPL Legislative Hearing – September 14, 2022

Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1334 Presiding: The Honorable Joe Neguse, Chair

On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. ET, in Longworth 1334 and via Cisco WebEx online conferencing, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (NPFPL) will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 8108 (Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-AZ), To protect Native cultural sites located on Federal land, to improve consultation with Indian Tribes, to bring parity to Indian Tribes with regard to Federal public land management laws, and for other purposes. Advancing Tribal Parity on Public Land Act.
  • H.R. 8109 (Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-AZ), To establish the Tribal Cultural Areas System, and for other purposes. Tribal Cultural Areas Protection Act.
  • H.R. 8719 (Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-AZ), To establish the Great Bend of the Gila National Conservation Area in the State of Arizona, and for other purposes. Great Bend of the Gila Conservation Act.

Witness List

Panel I

Rep. Raul Grijalva 

Arizona, 3rd District

Panel II

Ms. Janie Simms Hipp (testimony)

General Counsel

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Accompanied by: Mr. John Crockett 

Associate Deputy Chief State and Private Forestry

USDA Forest Service

Mr. Bryan Newland (testimony)

Assistant Secretary For Indian Affairs

Department of the Interior

Accompanied by: Mr. Raymond Suazo 

Arizona State Director

Bureau of Land Management

Governor Stephen Roe Lewis (testimony)

Gila River Indian Community

Sacaton, AZ

The Honorable Fawn Sharp (testimony)


National Congress of American Indians Vice- President

Quinault Indian Nation

Panel III

Ms. Tina Marie Osceola (testimony)

Tribal Historic Preservation Office

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Ms. Stefanie Smallhouse (testimony)


Arizona Farm Bureau