House Natural Resources Committee

Federal Lands Subcommittee

Veterans in Parks and Highway legislation

1324 Longworth
Thu, 20 Jul 2023 13:00:00 GMT

On Thursday, July 20, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • Discussion draft of H.R. ___ (Rep. Kiggans), “Military and Veterans in Parks (MVP) Act”;
  • H.R. 1786 (Rep. Levin), “GROW Act”, to establish a pilot program to employ veterans in federal jobs that relate to conservation, resource management, and environmental protection;
  • H.R. 1829 (Rep. Crane), To require the Secretary of Agriculture to convey the Pleasant Valley Ranger District Administrative Site to Gila County, Arizona; and
  • H.R. 2468 (Rep. Owens), “Mountain View Corridor Completion Act”, to convey to the State of Utah certain Federal land under the administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management within the boundaries of Camp Williams, Utah for a highway project.

Hearing memo


Panel I (Members of Congress):
  • To Be Announced
Panel II (Administration Officials):
  • Jacqueline Emanuel, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System, U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. [Discussion Draft of the MVP Act, H.R. 1829]
  • Frank Lands, Deputy Director for Operations, National Park Service, Washington, D.C. [Discussion Draft of the MVP Act, H.R. 1786, H.R. 2468]
Panel III (Outside Experts):
  • Woody Cline, Supervisor, Gila County, Arizona [H.R. 1829]
  • Lisa Wilson, Deputy Director of Engineering and Operations, Utah Department of Transportation, Salt Lake City, Utah [H.R. 2468]
  • Marc Berejka, Divisional Vice President, Community Advocacy & Impact, REI, Kent, Washington [Discussion Draft of the MVP Act]
  • Jeremy Villanueva, Government Affairs Associate Director, Wounded Warrior Project, Washington, D.C. [Discussion Draft of the MVP Act and H.R. 1786] [Minority Witness]