Thank you House Committee on Natural Resources & the Subcommittee on Federal Lands for holding a hearing on H.R. 2991!

We thank the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Subcommittee on Federal Lands along with Chairman Rob Bishop and Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock for holding a hearing on H.R. 2991.

On April 11th, 2018 Susquehanna Heritage President Mark Platts joined Congressman Lloyd Smucker and Columbia Mayor Leo Lutz at the U.S. House Federal Lands Subcommittee hearing on H.R. 2991, the Susquehanna National Heritage Act. This bill sponsored by Rep. Smucker will designate all of Lancaster and York Counties as America’s 50th National Heritage Area with Susquehanna Heritage as the Local Coordinating Entity. U.S. Representative Lloyd Smucker testified in support of the bill, along with Mayor Lutz.

Thank you Congressman Smucker and Mayor Lutz for your great support of the Susquehanna National Heritage Area! We very much appreciate Congressman Smucker’s leadership with this effort, along with the great support we’ve received from so many community groups and elected officials like Mayor Lutz.


H.R. 2991 was recently marked up and reported out of the House Natural Resources Committee and now awaits a vote by the full U.S. House of Representatives.

Testimony delivered by Mayor Lutz on H.R. 2991 can be read here.

Watch the hearing on H.R. 2991 here. (The hearing starts at 25:38/H.R. 2991 runs from 1:01:03 to 1:21:28.)

To learn more about the Susquehanna National Heritage Area: