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Confederate Statue Removal

House Natural Resources Committee

National Parks Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee

Legislative hearing on H.R. 970, H.R. 4135, & H.R. 7550

Tuesday July 21, 2020 10:00 a.m.

Room: 1324 Longworth Bldg.

Rep. Anthony Brown, Member of Congress

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Member of Congress

Rev. Robert Wright Lee, IV

Hon. Mitch Landrieu, Former Mayor, City of New Orleans

Dr. Frank Smith, Director, African American Civil War Museum

Dr. Joseph Loconte, Director, Heritage Foundation - B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies

Ms. Christy Coleman, Public Historian

H.R. 970 - To direct the Secretary of the Interior to develop a plan for the removal of the monument to Robert E. Lee at the Antietam National Battlefield, and for other purposes. “Robert E. Lee Statue Removal Act.”

H.R. 4135 - To direct the Secretary of the Interior to remove the statue to the memory and in honor of Albert Pike erected near Judiciary Square in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

H.R. 7550 - To direct the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to inventory Confederate commemorative works on certain Federal lands, and for other purposes.