Federal Legislative Update: Sept. 19th to Sept. 23rd

There are a handful of interesting hearings next week in the US House of Representatives and in the US Senate.  Also, the big debate on the House floor will probably be H.J. Res. 79, the continuing resolution legislation.

On Saturday, September 24th, 2011 the US House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture will hold a field hearing in Springfield, IL. The subject is a review of the Role of Broadband Access in Rural Economic Development. This hearing starts at 12:00pm CDT. You can listen to the hearing by clicking here.

On Monday, September 19 the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands will hold a field hearing on “Restoring Public Access to the Public’s Lands: Issues Impacting Multiple-use on Our National Forests.” The field hearing will be in Sacramento, CA and start at 10:00am PDT. Congressman Raul Labrador (ID-01) is a member of this subcommittee. You can watch the hearing by clicking here.

The US Senate Subcommittee on National Parks is holding a hearing on September 21st o consider a recently released report by the National Park Service: A Call to Action: Preparing for a Second Century of Stewardship and Engagement. This hearing starts at 2:30pm EDT, and you can watch the hearing by clicking here.

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