- On Tuesday, April 18th, the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold an oversight hearing titled “Examining the Implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act and the Growing National Park Service Deferred Maintenance Backlog.” The Honorable Chuck Sams, Director of the National Park Service, will provide testimony.
On Wednesday, April 19th, the House Committee on Natural Resources will hold an oversight hearing titled “Examining the President’s FY 2024 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior”. The Honorable Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, will provide testimony.
Last week, SCI joined the American Wildlife Conservation Partners in two letters sent to Congress. In a letter to Senate and House Appropriators, SCI and AWCP requested that Congress prioritize recreational access to our nation’s public lands and provide $13.5 million to implement the Modernizing Access to our Public Land Act. In a letter to the House Committee on Natural Resources, SCI and AWCP requested a fix to the “Cottonwood” issue. SCI thanks Congressman Rosendale for addressing this in H.R. 200, the Forest Information Reform (FIR) Act, and the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands for holding a hearing on the FIR Act last month.