Senate and Congressional Western Caucuses Hearing Announcement02/23/12
“Washington Barriers to Prosperity and Property Rights in the West”
WASHINGTON, DC—Tuesday, February 28, 2012, SenateWestern Caucus Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY), Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Steve Pearce (R-NM), and Members of the Senate and Congressional Western Caucuses will hold a bicameral hearing entitled “Washington Barriers to Prosperity and Property Rights in the West.”
Members and witnesses, including Idaho Governor Butch Otter, will examine the Obama Administration’s environmental and natural resource policies and their negative impact on jobs,economic growth and private property rights in Western states and communities. These controversial policy initiatives have raised the concerns and opposition of many western leaders, including governors, county commissioners, small business owners, and private land owners.
The hearing will shed light on real world examples, the extent of the problems, and help facilitate a discussion on what needs to be done to fix them.
Senate and House Western Caucus members, Idaho Governor Butch Otter, other guests
Bicameral hearing on Washington Barriers to Prosperity and Property Rights in the West
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
9:30 a.m. EDT
Panel 1 – The Honorable Butch Otter, Governor of Idaho
Panel 2 – Mr. and Mrs. Mike and Chantell Sackett, Idaho
Damien Schiff, Principal Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
Dr. Dennis Fife, Mayor of Brigham City, Utah
Mark Knight, National Cattlemen Beef Association and the Kansas Livestock Association, Kansas
Buster Johnson, Chairman of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors, Arizona