ALEC To Testify on Western Lands on Capitol Hill
Karla Jones, Director of the Task Force on Federalism and International Relations will present before the Federal Lands Action Group (FLAG) on Tuesday, February 9 at 4:30pm in Room 1310 of the Longworth House Office Building. Presenters on the panel with her include Professor Robert Nelson of the University of Maryland and Randall O’Toole of Cato Institute.
Launched in spring 2015 by Congressmen Chris Stewart (UT) and Rob Bishop (UT), FLAG is made up of federal lawmakers committed to developing a legislative framework for transferring public lands to local ownership and control. In less than one year, FLAG’s membership has expanded to include Members of Congress representing both western and eastern states. ALEC Alumni Rep. Diane Black (TN), Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC), Rep. Raul Labrador (ID) and Rep. Cynthia Lummis (WY) count themselves among FLAG’s members along with Mark Amodei (NV) and Cresent Hardy (NV).
ALEC has led on the transfer of western lands issue for many years with model policy supporting the transfer of select federal lands to state control. ALEC staff has written extensively on the issue, most recently releasing a State Factor on the topic as well as publishing several articles.